Utah Foster Youth

Utah Foster Youth

Local, or ‘state,’ youth come into our program through the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). These children have been removed from their homes as a result of a juvenile court order finding abuse, neglect or dependency. They are placed into the foster care system with the goal of creating a stable environment that allows them to overcome circumstances and achieve their dreams. Your home provides a safe place for these youth to learn accountability, coping skills and healthy habits.

In order to foster a local youth, you must meet certain qualifications as well as pass a home study, background check, medical clearance and participate in pre-service and on-going training. Youth typically stay 6 to 8 months but can be with you for as long as 2 years. You may only have up to six children in your home, including your biological children.

When you welcome a state youth into your home, you also receive a supportive team. Each youth is assigned a case manager and tracker and you will also have a family consultant responsible for your home. Our goal is to equip you to best help these children.

 

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