Explore Foster Care.
For children in out-of-home placement, living with a foster family can provide them with the positive family experience they need, which in itself is therapeutic. Foster families play an important role in modeling and teaching appropriate social and behavioral skills that help children develop positive self-image and healthy relationship
Foster parenting can be challenging, but immensely rewarding. As a Saint Francis foster parent, you can count on comprehensive training and our ongoing professional support
Why Become a Foster Parent
There are many reasons why a child might be placed into foster care, but usually it's just because a good kid is stuck in a bad situation. We work hard to improve that situation so the child can return to his or her birth family. In the meantime, foster parents play a vital role in providing for the care and protection of the child temporarily placed in their home. It's an important job, and it carries with it the potential to change lives - both the child's and your own
Foster Parenting with Saint Francis Ministries | What sets us apart?
As a foster parent, you play a vital role in the life of a child or teen, but you won’t have to do it alone. Saint Francis will have your back every step of the way. We have local offices throughout our service area, so you can count on a dedicated, professional team on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Foster parents also receive:
- Professional training
- Respite/relief care
- Monthly support meetings
- Ongoing training opportunities
- 24/7 crisis services
- Tax-free compensation
- Knowledgeable and empathetic caseworkers to help with day-to-day issues
- Additional supports that vary by state
Since our founding, Saint Francis has been an Episcopal ministry dedicated to serving children and families. As such, we place great confidence in both the mercy of God and the power of prayer. Our recognition and honor of the presence of God within each person distinguish Saint Francis Community Services from most child welfare agencies. One important component of our ministry, Therapy in Christ, is part of our holistic approach to healing the spirit, mind, and body.
Saint Francis Families
Saint Francis Families is an online community for our foster families. It’s a place to find responsive support, up-to-date information, easily accessible tools and training, professional resources, and stories about other Saint Francis foster families.