Amy, Calumet County

I found the entire licensing process very easy and quick with CCR...the team helped me through the entire process! When it was time to renew, they were right on top of things as well! Never once felt I was left on my own to figure it out.

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Become a foster parent with us!

Community Care Resources is a statewide Wisconsin foster agency with foster homes in over 35 Wisconsin counties. For over 30 years our staff has supported hundreds of foster parents and thousands of foster children and families. Our goal is to provide children with a stable, loving home while helping them heal from trauma due to neglect and/or abuse. We rely on foster parents with some flexibility in their day to day schedules, from any county in Wisconsin to be integral members of our team. We are a family of dedicated employees and we love the work we do. If you are exploring how to become a foster parent in Wisconsin, we encourage you to spend some time on our website. It has been carefully designed to give you all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
Children are referred to Community Care Resources from counties across Wisconsin when a county does not have an available foster home. Approximately 40-50 kids each month are referred to us from counties all over Wisconsin. Toddlers, sibling groups, tweens, and teens need loving, flexible homes. No matter what county you reside in, we welcome you to explore how to become a foster parent with us.
We will guide you through the licensing process and support you throughout your fostering journey. We are best known for outstanding support services, including weekly in-home visits. We are on the cutting edge of new and innovative approaches to meet the ever-changing needs of kids and their families and we are one of the largest private agencies in the state of Wisconsin. If you are exploring becoming a foster parent or are a current foster parent wanting to transfer your license from a county or other private agency, we would love to speak with you.
We know you have questions and we have Wisconsin foster care 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 foster parent support services they receive. In fact, it’s the #1 reason parents choose to license with us!

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 Wisconsin families are needed for children ages 0-18 and sibling groups. 

Being a foster parent in Wisconsin 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 may have a dozen reasons to say no, or not yet, but exploring this website is a great first step to understanding how it all works.  

We are always in need of more foster parents. You can live in ANY county and license with us. Just like your county foster agency, you will be licensed as a "basic, level 2" foster home. If in the future you wish to care for children with higher levels of trauma, that choice is yours. out Wisconsin. The areas in and all-around Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Juneau, Rock, Dane, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Outagamie, and so many other Wisconsin counties are in desperate need of homes. Singles, married couples, and LGBT foster parents and families are all encouraged to explore fostering with us.

Foster care training classes are offered throughout the year and there are many steps to becoming a foster parent. If you meet the requirements and can provide a loving, safe home for children in need, we would love to work with you.

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.

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