Become a Foster Parent
Unparalleled Opportunity and Support
Be part of a professional team of foster parent advocates with the support you need to change the world one child at a time. Treatment foster care is a distinct, powerful and unique model of treatment foster care. Our foster parents are carefully selected and trained extensively to develop the skills and competences necessary to provide the best support for children who have experienced trauma and neglect.
TVN has Treatment Foster Care and Respite Care Programs at all locations including Akron, Bethesda, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, Delaware, Mansfield, Mount Vernon, Newark, Lancaster, Uhrichsville, Wooster and Youngstown.
Our licensing staff conducts detailed background checks, reviews financial stability, references and completes a home inspection. Once licensed, consistent monitoring helps ensure The Village Network provides the highest quality of care in our homes.
Consider opening your home to a youth that has experienced abuse, trauma and/or neglect. If you are patient and resourceful with children primarily ages 10 and over, we will provide the specialized, professional training and support you need to really make a difference.
How The Village Network Supports Foster Parents:
- Weekly network meetings focusing on issues faced daily by treatment foster parents
- The Village Network staff provide foster families with clinical expertise and guidance, including direct therapeutic services to foster children and families
- 24/7 on-call support by staff
- The opportunity for excellent tax-free income as you change the life of children in need
- Paid respite care
Selecting Foster Parents
TVN carefully selects and rigorously trains foster parents. Detailed background checks, finger printing, references, home inspections and consistent monitoring are just some of the ways The Village Network works to license quality foster parents.
The Village Network foster parents receive 60 hours of training prior to becoming licensed and continue ongoing training in specialized topics such as mental health, trauma, behavioral childcare and sexually reactive behavior. They attend weekly meetings with other foster families to discuss the unique needs of their youth and receive support from other families and network staff. Ongoing training may occur during some advocate meetings.