FAMILY FOSTER CARE
Supporting youth and families in Onondaga, Oswego and Cayuga counties.
OPEN YOUR HEART AND YOUR HOME
Our foster families play an essential role in providing temporary, safe, and nurturing homes for youth when parents are unable to care for them. We provide clinical, case management, care coordination, and skill building support services to the youth and families in our care.
Becoming a Foster Parent
Many foster parents describe this work as the hardest and most rewarding responsibility they have ever taken on. Determining if you should become a foster parent is not easy. It is an important and life changing decision. Our goal is to help answer all of your questions and provide you with everything you need to decide if becoming a foster parent is right for you and your family.
ALL THE TOOLS YOU’LL NEED
We offer support groups so our foster families can have a safe place to learn and grow together. We plan regular group activities and celebrations to increase assistance and fellowship.
Case Managers carry the responsibility of coordinating treatment services and ensuring smooth communication between foster youth, families, as well as the court and counties involved.
Foster youth are connected with a Youth Specialist who works to stabilize them in the home, school and community. Our Youth Specialists spend 1:1 time working on goals and providing respite to foster families.
Our licensed clinician will meet regularly with foster youth and with families providing in-home, therapeutic support services to everyone involved.
Foster parents are provided a monthly stipend to help feed, house and care for youth who are placed in their homes.
FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
Our trauma-informed training will allow you to respond appropriately and effectively to the foster youth placed in your care.
Our team knows that you and your family might need our support outside of regular business hours. We are here to help you whenever you need it.
Often our foster youth and families connect with and utilize other support services offered by Liberty, such as our Integrated Health Care, Care Coordination and Home-Based Supports.