We promise to walk with you on your fostering journey
Support begins while you’re exploring your options, shuffling through paperwork and going through the process of qualifying to be licensed. All information is presented with full transparency so you will be informed and confident upon making your decision to become a foster parent with CCR. We will be honest about what you can expect from Community Care Resources and what your journey into foster parenting might look like.
Weekly support comes in the form of in-home visits. This scheduled visit is spent with an assigned and dedicated clinical case manager (CCM) and oftentimes a therapist depending on the needs of the children in your care. Weekly visits can last from 2-4 hours. With exceptional low turnover, many of our foster parents have had the same case worker assigned to their home since they climbed on board with us. You can expect your CCM to answer your texts, take your late night calls and share in your frustrations and tears of joy. Our case managers are always working for the best interests of the foster children and the foster parents. Working together as a large family is how we serve youth best.
Paid vacations and respite care
We provide 2 days of respite care, per child, per month. If you have more than one child placed in your home you may use the hours how you wish in ½ day increments. Our foster parents love the generous, 6 paid vacation days per year, per household too! We understand how important it is to get a break!
Teachers, coaches and case managers work as a team
Twice per month, our Clinical Case Managers collaborate with teachers, coaches and school professionals to plan for success, measure progress, review a child’s IEP and address concerns. Extracurricular activities and sports play an important role in the development and healing of the whole child. We repeatedly see coaches and school staff go the extra mile for our kids on and off the field. Bi-monthly visits with youth take place in the school.
Psychological evaluations and consultations are provided for all foster youth being served in our foster care program by Dr. Donna Rifken, PH.D. Interventions, consultations and support are also available to our families caring for traumatized youth.
Our full-time, experienced trainer offers training opportunities in many regions of Wisconsin such as West Bend, Eau Claire, Burlington, Westfield and Middleton. County trainings are held monthly, and online trainings are always available. In addition to our full-time trainer, educational opportunities are also presented by Master’s Level Clinicians. Foster parents find the trainings interesting, informative and a great way to connect and share with other foster parents.
Count on our experienced team to be available when you need us
There is always someone available from our experienced team to help you solve a problem, assist in scheduling respite care or just to answer a small question. We will not let you walk alone, and we will not abandon you on your journey. We Promise.