A respite foster parent is a licensed foster parent who only takes part-time or emergency placements. The application, home study and training process is the same, however instead of being on a full-time resource families list, you are placed on a respite resource list. This is a great way to explore foster care or support foster families by providing them with a break. Additonally, it provides an opportunity to support a youth in their time of need.
At Applewood Centers we recognize that becoming a foster family or adoptive parent takes a community effort. We take pride in providing the tools and support needed for our parents to be successful caregivers and offer the following:
Foster care is a temporary placement of a youth into a foster home in order to allow the biological parents time to fix problems that caused their child(ren) to be placed in foster care. Although reunification is the goal, it is not always possible. In these cases, the youth may be adopted. Many Applewood Centers foster parents have adopted children who were previous foster youth in their homes. We guide you through the process of providing a youth a forever home.
To make a referral or obtain additional information about how our services might be beneficial for someone you know, please call us at the number below. Our professionals will talk with you confidentially about your concerns and determine if this program would be a good fit.