Youthnet is continuing to license foster families while following COVID-19 safety guidelines. We expect to see an increase of children coming into foster care this year, and our community does not currently have enough licensed families for these children. If you have the space in your home, we encourage you to learn more about how Youthnet can support you as a new foster parent or respite provider. Click here for more information about our foster care programs, virtual licensing, and how to attend our next online Foster Care Info Meeting!
Youthnet offers ongoing support groups to our foster families, and these meetings are open to all DCYF, Youthnet, and other agency licensed foster parents on the first and third Thursday of each month. Click to view our calendar and register through Zoom.
The foster care system can feel overwhelming and difficult to understand. Mindy says that when she was a new foster parent, she wouldn't have known what to do without Youthnet supporting her along the way. Families have the option to license directly with the State or with an agency like Youthnet for free additional supports.
Are you looking for a way to serve your communities’ children, youth, and families? Youthnet is in need of volunteers to participate on our Board of Directors. We are especially seeking BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQ+ members who can assist in representing the unique needs of these disproportionately represented clients served in our programs. As a Board Member, your responsibilities would include collaborative leadership and oversight to support the Mission by:
Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and contact our Executive Director Carla Arnold at email@example.com with any questions about serving.
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