Everyday, children in Michigan are living in abusive and neglectful homes. Services are in place to try to resolve the issues that are causing the family concerns in order to keep the family together. However, for about 13,000 children in Michigan, the home situation is too dangerous to remain in. This is where Foster Care and Catholic Charities come in.
Foster Care provides children with a safe and stable home while their parents work to create a safe home environment. Children stay with relatives or Foster Families (Families in the community with special training to care for foster children) while a Foster Care worker develops a plan with the Biological parents to resolve the issues that brought their children into care.
The first and foremost goal of the Foster Care Program is Family Reunification. This means that agencies, such as Catholic Charities, work with the biological families to resolve the issues that brought their children into care. These issues may range from Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues, and other issues that expose children to unsafe situations.
If you are interested in learning more about foster care through Catholic Charities West Michigan, as well as how to become a Foster Parent
To speak with a Foster Home Recruitment worker
call (866) 857-1593.