Families United Network - Foster Care - North Central Office
Families United Network - North Central Program Office
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Lycoming County United Way
Description of Service
Provides a broad range of foster care services for children and adolescents. Types of foster care services provided: Outcome-Focused Foster Care, Kinship Foster Care, Specialized Medical Foster Care, Urgent Foster Care. Offers specialized Family-Based Foster Care for children requiring temporary placement because of special needs or family problems. Also provides Family-Based Care for children, infants through teens, who are placed outside their homes or in protective custody by county agencies. Foster care families receive training, support, and financial reimbursement.
Lycoming County, Clinton County
Foster parents receive specialized training.
Case managers and the agency offer support 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Foster parent criteria:
21 years of age
Able to obtain criminal history clearances, child abuse clearances and FBI clearances
Provide proof of income, driver's license, vehicle registrations & insurances, and homeowner's or renter's insurance
Have adequate space in home for an additional child/children
Able to provide transportation
Free from communicable diseases
Able to handle stress
Successful in managing your own family life and finances
Possess patience and understanding for the needs of children of all ages
Complete 24 hours of paid training (per parent) on topics such as communication, First Aid/CPR, How it all works/Foster parent panel
Hours of Operation
Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm; On-call Services - 24 hours / 7 days a week