The foster care program at Northern Children’s Services involves placement of children with foster families who have been specially trained to care for children with trauma, medical, mental or behavioral needs. Pregnant teens and teenage mothers and their babies are placed in foster care homes as well.
Our foster care parents give children and youth (ages 4-21) with challenging situations the care, love and nurturing family environment they need. We offer strong support to our resource families including:
- Ongoing training
- 24-hour crisis response and intervention
- Financial compensation
Interested in becoming a foster care parent? The requirements are:
- 25 years of age or older
- Can be single or married parents
- Must have a Pennsylvania Driver’s License and a safe, running vehicle to transport children
- Must be in good physical and emotional health
- Can work cooperatively with a team
- Can accept the transitional nature of foster care
- Can help a child move on to an adoption placement or reunification with his or her family
We work with each foster care parent to meet the child’s needs and provide a safe transition to permanency. If you are interested in becoming a treatment foster care parent call Kia Butler, Director of Treatment Foster Care at 215-482-1423 ext.1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.