We are so happy you are exploring how to become a foster parent. At this time, we desperately need more foster parents in Columbia County. We currently have foster families in towns such as Columbus, Poynette, Wisconsin Dells, and Portage and we simply do not have enough foster homes for all the children in foster care.
We understand that being a foster parent can be a challenging yet rewarding experience, and there are many reasons families decide to foster children. One thing we know for sure, after 31 years, is foster parents cannot do it alone. Local services provided by the CCR team mean foster families in Columbia county can acquire the training needed and benefit from 24/7 support to enrich a child's life and help a child heal from trauma. It is our priority to ensure all CCR foster parents receive an enhanced and individualized level of support, including:
Children placed with CCR bring additional needs, most importantly, the need for stable family life. These foster children, typically aged 3-18, are often the victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. As a result, they have heightened emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges. In addition, many of these children have experienced significant trauma, making it difficult to participate — let alone succeed — in school and the home. Therefore, we need foster homes in Columbia county with very flexible schedules to meet the needs of children. In addition, we need foster homes that will consider caring for sibling groups.
Since 1989, we have helped thousands of kids grow by having highly trained foster parents who can meet kids' higher emotional needs. Foster parents work closely with their assigned case manager to help children in their care heal from trauma histories. With a team approach and local in-home support, anyone with a love to give can be a successful foster parent. Qualifying to be a foster parent begins with a phone call. We would love to speak with you and help you explore.
Please explore our website and blogs and find many answers to the important foster care questions you have.