Lycoming Children and Youth Services - Foster Care / Adoption / Shelter Care Services

Lycoming Children and Youth Services


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General Information
Description of ServiceWorks in cooperation with the community, families, and other organizations to guarantee health, safety, welfare, and social growth to children and youth. Case managers work in cooperation with schools, police, medical personnel, and other human service organizations to keep families together. Services provided include: child protective services, which is the mandatory investigation of all reports of suspected physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and serious physical neglect, general protective services which completes assessments on referrals of physical neglect, lack of necessities, parent/child conflicts, runaways, truancy, and families in need of support services, and ongoing casework services are provided to all families and children with an open case, specialized services including foster care and the recruitment and training of foster parents, adoption, parent support, independent living, shelter care and day and evening treatment programs.
LocationLycoming
Geographical AreaLycoming
Facility/ADA AccessYes. Building entrance and within the building.
Intake ProcedureCall Lycoming Children & Youth Services Resource Care. Basic criteria includes: resource parents must be at least 21 years of age, resource parents may be a single parent, resource parents may be employed full time, resource parents must pass an initial medical appraisal by a licensed physician establishing the resource parent is physically able to care for children and is free from communicable disease, Criminal and ChildLine background check must be completed on all individuals (14 years and older) in the household, a resource parent must be able to document financial stability, aresource parent must participate in 12 hours of pre-service training and then participate in 6 hours of Agency approved training annually thereafter.
Helpful TipsLycoming Children & Youth Services provides resource parents with the following supports: a daily per-diem which includes room, board and clothing allowances, coverage of all medical and dental expenses through the PA State Medical Assistance Program (ACCESS), access to STEP childcare funding for resource parents who are employed full time, 24-hour caseworker accessibility for emergency situations and concerns that need immediate attention, free school lunch program and Women, Infants, and Children nutritional program (WIC) for all qualifying foster children, ongoing training providing the special knowledge and confidence to do one's best as a resource parent.
 
Client Information
EligibilityMust be able to demonstrate a commitment to children with unique needs and characteristics. Resource parents are expected to embrace the principle of honoring the cultural, racial, ethnic, linguistic, and religious/spiritual background of young people and their families.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 570-326-7895
Contact's Email services@joinder.org
Physical Site Address 1 Sharwell Building
Physical Site Address 2 200 East Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17701
Main Phone 570-326-7895
Emergency/After Hours Phone 570-326-7895
Other Phone 800-525-7938; Day Treatment: 433-4512; Shelter Care: 570-433-3193
Fax 570-326-1348
Web Address www.joinder.org
 
Additional Information
Type of UpdateE-mail
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Lycoming/Clinton Joinder Board
Affiliated Program: Lycoming Children and Youth Services
This Service: Lycoming Children and Youth Services - Foster Care / Adoption / Shelter Care Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-030)
Adoption Services (PH-0300)
Children's/Adolescent Residential Treatment Facilities (RM-7000.1500)
Foster Home Placement (PH-2400.1900)
Foster Parent/Family Recruitment (PH-2400.2000)
Intensive Family Reunification Services (PH-2360.3300)