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Karen, Winnebago County

You have comfort knowing there is always someone to call at CCR.

 

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Karen, Winnebago County

You have comfort knowing there is always someone to call at CCR.

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Doug, Madison, WI

CCR has never let us down in the 12 years we have been licensed with them.

Foster Parent Questions & Answers

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Foster Care Agency in Wisconsin

The best work of your life!

Community Care Resources provides treatment foster care Wisconsin residents trust. We have successfully served thousands of children and families for nearly 30 years. As a private, full-service foster care agency in Wisconsin, we license foster parents from around the state and accept placements from dozens of Wisconsin counties. CCR is on the cutting edge of new and innovative treatment approaches to meet the ever-changing mental health needs of kids and their families. If you are exploring fostering a child in Wisconsin and becoming a first-time foster parent or are a current foster parent ready for treatment level and want to transfer your license from a county or other private agency, we are here to assist you. It could be the best work of your life!

We know you have questions about foster care in Dane County and beyond, and we have answers

Master’s Level Clinical Case Managers develop honest, trusting relationships with parents and children and provide WEEKLY HOME VISITS. A team approach allows case managers and foster parents to meet in the home every week. Scheduled weekly visits offer generous time to discuss successes and challenges at home and in school. Open communication about medical updates, biological family relations, and emotional wellness is crucial to the success of all parents and children. Whether celebrating milestones, creating discipline strategies or preparing to reunite children with their biological parents, our support team is by your side. Our foster parents value and appreciate the plethora of support services they receive. In fact, it’s the #1 reason parents choose to license with us!

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Thousands of Wisconsin children need temporary homes where they will be safe and feel loved. Most children are placed temporarily in foster care due to emotional and physical abuse, neglect and/or significant loss. Some have been abandoned, others have a parent struggling with drug addiction. The Wisconsin foster care system is in crisis, and it’s being fueled by an increased number of drug-addicted parents using opioid painkillers, heroin and methamphetamine.

Wisconsin families are needed for children ages 0-21 but are desperately needed for school-aged children, older yout, and sibling groups. Many children involved in treatment foster care struggle with emotional and behavioral issues. With a team of support, these behaviors can be changed to become positive and healthy.

Every child placed in a Community Care Resources home receives a trauma-informed assessment within the first 30 days of their placement. This assessment helps determine the child’s level of care. Each level has training and qualifying requirements. Our licensing professionals are here to help you determine which level is the best fit for you and your household.

Being a foster parent can be unpredictable, but it comes with huge rewards and joy that can last a lifetime.

As a foster parent, you will provide a safe and nurturing home for children who have entered the foster care system by no choice of their own. You will be required to balance many roles and responsibilities, many of which will be demanding of your time and energy. Being a foster parent can be challenging and incredibly rewarding at the same time. Most parents find that the small successes and unexpected smiles help them get through the tough days of disruption and exhaustion. You may have a dozen reasons to say no, or not yet, but visiting our website is a great first step to exploring your options as a prospective foster parent.

We are actively recruiting and licensing new foster parents throughout Wisconsin. The areas of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Janesville, Juneau, Brown, Dane, Racine, Kenosha, and so many other Wisconsin counties are in desperate need of homes. Singles, married couples, LGBT individuals and families are all encouraged to explore foster parenting. The licensing process is intense and lengthy but necessary. Training classes, background checks, home studies, finger printing, interviews and a large quantity of paperwork are required steps to obtaining a foster care license. If you meet the requirements and can provide a loving, safe home for children in need, we would love to work with you.

Being part of a full support agency whose practices are genuine and whose policies fit your family’s needs is imperative to enjoying a positive fostering experience. CCR is dedicated to the children and families we serve. We take great pride in low employee turnover, master’s level case managers, dedicated office staff and owners that support all foster families and appreciate the sacrifices families make to care for youth in care.

Few things are more rewarding than giving of ones’ self to help others, especially when it comes to helping Wisconsin’s most vulnerable children.

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Information Events & Training Sessions

Throughout Wisconsin
Aug
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all-day Foster Parent Training @ Community Care Resources
Foster Parent Training @ Community Care Resources
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day
Our Summer Training begins August 13 & 14. This is part one of our 4-day training. Part two will take place on September 17 & 18. If you are interested in beginning the process towards[...]
Sep
17
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all-day Foster Parent Training @ Community Care Resources
Foster Parent Training @ Community Care Resources
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day
Please contact Jane if you would like information on how to get started with the requirements to become a foster parent. There are several steps to complete before attending a training session. We would be[...]
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Foster Parent Recruitment, Why the Media Can’t Help

Foster Parent Recruitment, Why the Media Can’t Help

07/02/2018 | Written by Community Care Resources

Abused little girl. OMG! She is adorable! Is she yours? Where did you get her? Was she abused?  Are you a foster parent? CCR Wisconsin Foster Care parents have many examples of the questions and comments they get about their foster kids. Most a...

Afraid to be a Foster Parent

Afraid to be a Foster Parent

03/08/2018 | Written by Community Care Resources

I was afraid to foster and get my heart broken Most of us want to help, volunteer or make a difference. Many of us have a desire to help children, the homeless or the less fortunate. Some of us have a strong need to give back. Few of us will eve...

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Who are the foster children?

Most children have been victims of repeated abuse and prolonged neglect and have not experienced a nurturing, stable environment. Ranging in age from newborn to...

What are the types of foster care?

There are multiple levels of care in the Wisconsin foster care system. Each level represents the amount of care a child will require in their temporary home. Le...

What are the basic requirements?

Foster care provides a temporary, safe and nurturing home for children who are not able to live at home because of unsafe parenting or home environments. The go...

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