Can I Become a Foster Parent?

Ultimately, everything we do is designed to serve at-risk families and children; adoptive/foster parent play a crucial role in this task. They are a catalyst in our mission and a valuable part of the treatment team. We treat our families like the true agents of change they are and provide them with the tools and support necessary to make a difference.

Parent Resource for Information, Development, Education (PRIDE)

Therapeutic foster care, like parenting, is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Children stay in care from a month to several years. Because being separated from birth parents is traumatic (no matter how bad the family situation was), children in foster care frequently require extraordinary parenting in their foster homes. Passage of Youth provides training and support for parents so that a home environment can promote physical, social, spiritual, and emotional growth for the children.

To be considered as a Foster Parent with Passage of Youth, you must:

You must also:

Could I be a respite worker?

Being a respite worker is similar to being a "babysitter" or a temporary caretaker for foster children. Due to the special needs of many foster children they are not able to be left alone with people who are not certified and trained to care for them. As a respite worker you can be available to foster parents who need to take a break or need to have the children supervised in their absence.

To be considered as a Respite Worker with Passage of Youth, you must:

You must Also:

Passage of Youth, Inc. does not discriminate in regard to admissions in terms of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, LEP (Limited English Proficiency), religious beliefs, disabilities or handicapping conditions.

"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." James 1:27 (KJV)