GOBHI Foster Care Mission
Provide advocacy, intervention, and support to interrupt generational trauma, build healthy communities, and develop stable, connected, children and families.
Our foster program provides homes for youth in local communities involved in the Child Welfare system or that are being supported by their local community mental health program. We train and support our foster parents, empowering them to provide a safe environment that supports the healing process for youth served in our foster homes.
1. CONNECT WITH US
Give our team a call or email today to get started.
(Contact information below)
2. START THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
After talking with us, we'll send you an application packet for you to complete.
3. GET TRAINED
We provide 37 hours of initial training, and at least 16 hours per year you are certified.
4. COMPLETE YOUR HOME STUDY
We will connect you with a Regional Child Placing Coordinator who will walk you through the process.
5. START SERVING, AND STAY SUPPORTED!
We will work with you to find a youth that will fit your home. After placement, our team will continue to provide support every week with the youth in your home and to you with our 24/7 support.
Our TFC program provides full time care to youth in your home. Any youth placed in your home are involved with Oregon DHS Child Welfare, and not currently able to be reunited with their parents.
Length of time a youth is likely to be in your home: 6-24 months
Our respite program provides more flexibility to individual foster parents and foster families that are not able to commit to providing full time care. Respite providers indicate when they are available to accept youth into their home for short periods of time, and are a valuable resource to their community and our full time foster parents. These youth are either involved in our TFC program, or are involved with the local community mental health program in your county.
Length of time a youth is likely to be in your home: 1-14 days
21 years or older and be willing to:
To support the success of our foster parents and the youth placed in their home, we provide a minimum of 37 hours of training prior to a youth entering your home. Our training program includes individual, group, and online opportunities. Each year, we support foster parents in attending at least 16 additional hours of training. Our trainings include:
The home study process takes a little time, but it is important that you and your family make an informed decision about being a foster parent. Additionally, we use the information gathered through written responses and in-person conversations to find out what youth will be best to match with your home and how best we work as a team to support to both the youth placed in your home and you!
TFC Training Specialist
Director of Foster Care
Regional Child Placing Coordinators:
Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties
Tillamook & Columbia Counties
Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, & Umatilla Counties
Malheur & Umatilla Counties
Clatsop & Tillamook Counties