Youthnet licenses foster families in Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish, Island, San Juan, King, Pierce, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, and Gray's Harbor Counties. We encourage you to learn more about how Youthnet can support you as a new foster parent or respite parent by attending our next Online Foster Care Info Meeting. Click here for more information!
Barb works for the Bellingham School District and says that the trauma-informed training she’s received as a teacher has helped prepare her for foster parenting. “People say ‘You don’t have to put up with this,’ and I say nothing about how hard this has been for me matches how hard this has been for them... It’s important to learn that behavior is communication and not manipulation."
Youthnet's programs are currently hiring. Click to view all available part-time and full-time openings.
A year and a half ago, a 10-year-old child came to stay with The Smith’s, a Youthnet foster family. Due to all the traumatic things that had happened to him he had frequent behavioral responses each day. Before he came to stay with the Smith’s he had bounced from home to home because of challenging behaviors. Our team provided its wrap-around support network for him and the Smith's through Youthnet’s Therapeutic Foster Care Network (TFN) program. Do you want to hear where this little guy is today? Click here to read on!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about serving.
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