Regular Family Foster Care is continuous 24-hour care and supportive services provided to a youth in a DJS-approved family home. Foster care is used for low risk youth who have difficulties being managed in their own homes or have home environments that need to be stabilized before the youth returns.
Foster parents are required to provide a family-style environment that meets basic standards of safety, sanitation and health. Youth are to be provided with full-time supervision, structure, communication and daily activities that are designed to promote the individual, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional development of the youth. Foster parents participate as a member of the youth's treatment team in providing treatment planning and problem-solving for the youth.
Foster homes are currently being sought in Western Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick County). DJS foster youth are generally between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age. In exchange for providing care for the youth, a monthly stipend and mileage reimbursement are provided. Each youth will have health insurance.
Interested individuals and families will be required to complete an application and submit to various background checks, clearances and home inspections. The application and approval process can be lengthy. Further information can be obtained by contacting Melissa Rice at (301) 791-7072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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