Interested in becoming a Foster Parent?
To get started, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CARING for Children is asking local adults to join us in caring for children in our Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, PERCS and Angels Watch programs. We will provide the training and ongoing support you need to make a positive impact in the life of a child!
For more information about the Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, PERCS and Angels Watch programs, please email us at: email@example.com
- Family Foster Care: CARING for Children’s Family Foster Care program provides services to children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. These youth need long-term foster care placement and are not eligible for therapeutic foster care services. Homes are available in most Western Counties. Children can remain in care until reunited with parents or appropriate guardian, or until adopted.
- Therapeutic Foster Care: This program is a specialized Level II mental health foster care program designed to work with youth of all ages who have a history of behavioral, emotional, medical, and/or mental health problems. Licensed foster parents work with children on the issues that caused them to be placed out-of-home. Case Managers provide intensive support to foster parents while the youth is in care. Referrals to the program are made through a mental health provider, and fees are paid through Medicaid or another third-party funding source. Homes are available in most western counties. Stays range from a few weeks to several years if medically necessary.
- PERCS Foster Care: PERCS (Proactive Enhanced Response Crisis Services) is a three-bed Therapeutic Level II foster care program for Buncombe County children, ages 0-18, who have been removed from their homes by and in the custody of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services. This emergency services foster care program provides a safe, supportive environment while long-term placement is being arranged. Therapeutic Foster Parents are located in Buncombe County, and the maximum length of stay is 30 days. Foster Parents and Program Managers place special emphasis on helping children understand their situation and adjust to the changes taking place in their lives.The PERCS program is an adaptation of CARING’s signature program, Our Place. Our Place, a six-bed emergency shelter for children who were removed from their homes by the Buncombe County Department of Social Services, opened in July of 1975 to provide care for these children. It was designed to provide temporary care to help children through the crisis period and give the social workers time to develop a good long-term placement for an individual child.
- Angels Watch: A free statewide temporary care program that supports families who are undergoing a crisis situation and are in need of assistance. Crisis situations include, but are not limited to job loss, homelessness, medical emergencies, domestic violence or temporary loss of daycare. The program helps by providing children ages 0-6, and can have siblings up to age 10, a safe and temporary placement while their families resolve their crisis situation. Children may stay in a licensed Angels Watch home for just one night or up to 90 days. Help is only a call away!Serving: Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison, Haywood, Polk, Rutherford, Burke, Catawba, Swain, Caldwell, Yancey, Avery, Watauga, and Mitchell counties.