Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Oaks Integrated Care Foster Home Program?
A: The Oaks Integrated Care Foster Home Program uses a team approach to help children of all ages from unfortunate situations succeed in a healthy family environment.
Q: How does the program work?
A: The program provides a high level of care from a dedicated clinical team of professional staff and foster parent(s). Each team member plays an important role for each child in our care. The team is made up of foster parent(s), Case Manager, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Psychiatrist. Each team follows a treatment plan created with specific needs and goals of the child in mind.
Q: What is my role as a foster parent?
A: You will provide a temporary parental role for a child while offering a safe, therapeutic home environment. Your home will be a place for a child to feel safe, begin to heal and have the chance to enjoy being a kid again!
Q: What is the role of Oaks Integrated Care once a child is placed in my home?
A: Oaks Integrated Care manages the overall welfare of the child while in your home. You will have frequent contact with the clinical team to monitor the child’s progress regarding the treatment plan in the home and in the community.
Q: What type of supports will I receive as a foster parent?
A: We will provide you with a caring team to help support you in the role of foster parent. Our staff will work with you both by phone and in your home on a frequent basis. Support from our staff is never more than a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: What does the application process involve?
A: Several elements are reviewed in the application process including, but not limited to: criminal background, medical, personal and employment references, financial statements, a home study and completion of extensive training.
Q: Do I have to be married?
A: No. You may be single or in an unmarried partnership. All adults living in the home need to meet all pre-licensing requirements.
Q: Are there any age requirements?
A: All foster parents must be at least 21 years of age, however, there are no age limits! We have many empty nesters, retirees and grandparents fostering.
Q: Do I need to own my home?
A: No. As long as you have a legal residence, you can be licensed.
If you are able to provide a safe, stable and loving home for children and teens, please consider becoming a foster parent. For more information fill out our inquiry form and we will contact you.