This program provides treatment-based foster care to children between birth through 21 years of age who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and /or delinquency. Children are placed in agency approved resource homes where they receive the love and guidance of caring and committed families, as well as treatment services provided by master’s-level social work staff.
Mission: To provide safe, nurturing and stable homes for children/youth who are dependents or wards of the Child Welfare System.
Children and youth should be safe from harm.
Permanency is our underlying goal.
Everyone deserves a family.
Every child and youth leaving our service is better off than when they entered into our care.
The most effective way to support foster children is to thoroughly support resource parents.
Every child in our care should feel they are part of a family, rather than feel they are in an institution.
We want to build relationships with children and youth, establishing trust, dependability and acceptance.
We provide youth independent living skills to maximize their chance of living successfully in a family and community.
To provide a warm, compassionate and stable home environment with loving and caring treatment resource parents.
To build quality relationships with our children/youth, establishing trust, dependability and acceptance.
To help our children/youth identify and resolve their problem areas through the development and implementation of comprehensive treatment plans.
To reduce or minimize the traumatic effects children/youth may experience from separation from their home or previous placement.
To reduce or minimize the potential for placement disruptions through providing appropriate services and support.
To provide trained and qualified master’s-level social workers who are equipped to effectively support children/youth requiring specialized out-of-home care.
To support and facilitate family reunification when it is a goal of the child’s/youth’s overall case plan.
For older youth, to provide training in independent living skills to maximize their chances of living successfully in a family and community.
Children/youth referred to the program will be in personal and/or family crisis, will represent diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and may present moderately severe emotional and behavioral problems. As part of the initial and ongoing assessment of each placed child’s/youth’s needs, any services required for the child/youth (transition services; education, physical, behavioral, mental health, extracurricular supports; transition to adulthood services; permanency support services, and Indian child services) will be provided either directly by Koinonia Family Services or by working with a variety of local resources.
Koinonia will support you through every step of the journey.
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