For more information regarding becoming a foster parent please call 215-730-2240, or email [email protected].
Resource parents—which include foster and kinship parents/caregivers, and adoptive parents—open their hearts and their homes to vulnerable children and youth and provide the love and support that allows them to heal and grow while they are separated from their families. Resource parents are the true heroes of the child welfare system. Foster/Kinship parents also assist the agency in working with birth parents toward reunification with the child when that is an option. TheVillage contracts with counties in the Greater Philadelphia area to provide foster and kinship care services.
General Foster Care (GFC) Foster care provide a temporary placement in safe and nurturing homes for children who are removed from their parents’ custody due to their inability to properly care for their child. Treatment Foster Care (TFC) is for children with serious mental health and behavioral health challenges. Click for more information on: Treatment Foster Care
Foster Parents Needed
TheVillage is continuously looking for families that can make a commitment to provide a temporary safe and nurturing home, to follow all of the rules designed to keep children safe and work as a partner with the birth family and theVillage to assure that the children’s needs are met. Foster Parents receive special training and ongoing assistance, including appropriate compensation based on the child’s needs and level of care.
We are currently seeking foster parents in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and Lancaster County.
Do I Qualify to be a Resource Parent? These are the Most Important Criteria:
- You can provide loving care and guidance in a safe and stable environment.
- You are willing to work with a team of therapists, teachers, and other professionals to help a child.
- You are in good physical and emotional health.
- You are able to support a child’s development, self-esteem, and cultural identity.
- You can support the child’s relationships with the birth family.
- You can support efforts to reunite a child with his/her birth family if appropriate.
- You are willing to complete the required criminal record and child abuse checks for yourself and others in your household.
- You are at least 25 years old.
- You are a resident of Pennsylvania.
You Can Help Support Children in Foster Care
There is an ongoing need for the following items to support children placed in foster care. Donations of the items listed, or financial donations allowing us to purchase these items, are greatly appreciated!
Click here to make a gift of support.
*Note: We respectfully request donations of new items only
- Bedding: Sheets and comforters for twin beds and cribs.
- Cribs, Pack and Plays, baby walkers, and high chairs.
- Infant and baby needs including diapers, wipes, onesies, blankets, crib sheets, and any other babies’ items.
- Financial donations for behavior incentives which are recreational and other motivational activities.