Lycoming Children and Youth Services - Foster Care / Adoption / Shelter Care Services
Lycoming Children and Youth Services
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PA 2-1-1 North East
Description of Service
Works 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.
Yes. Building entrance and within the building.
Call 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.
Lycoming 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.
Must 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.