Are you an enthusiastic, caring individual interested in providing care to children 0 to 16 years of age? We welcome caregivers from all walks of life and all cultural, ethnic, spiritual and religious backgrounds.
The Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS) needs foster homes and is hosting a virtual Information Session next month for those who are interested in learning more.
The virtual event is scheduled for February 7, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and will inform about the need for homes, the application process and supports available.
Foster parents and their families work with our staff and other community services to provide a stable and supportive home environment for children and youth who need a safe, temporary place to live. This often comes at a time when parents are facing challenges and working to provide a safe home for their children and youth.
Resource Manager, Amy Bramwell, notes “Halton CAS works hard to keep families together and children and youth at home. When children and youth cannot remain at home due to safety, foster families care for them until they can safely return home. As a foster family, you will work as part of a team to develop and support a plan for each child or youth in care. As a part of this process, you will be instrumental in the reunification of children and youth with their families. When this is not possible, the plan may include exploring alternative permanency options.”
Homes are needed for children and youth of all ages – especially infants and teens. We need families of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds and foster families include all types of family composition – single or partnered, 2SLGBTQ+, with or without children.
Bramwell notes, “Foster parents can provide stability and a caring home that encourages a child or youth’s growth and well-being. We are born with the ability to care, hope, love and make a difference in someone’s life. Let’s not waste that.”
The Information Session will address questions regarding topics such as parents who work at home or outside the home, families with pets and family composition. The session will also answer questions regarding the training, financial compensation and ongoing supports provided to foster families.
Information Session Details
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm – virtual
A link will be provided once you are registered.