A Place Called Hope (APCH) opened its Foster Family Agency program in 2006 in response to an increased need for quality foster homes in which to place abused, abandoned and neglected children.
The ages of the children placed, all referred by the State Department of Children and Family Services, ranges from birth through 17 years. APCH is licensed by the State of Washington Department of Social Services to recruit, train, and certify foster parents and adoptive parents. Our trained social service workers provide ongoing support to our families and the children. This is done through regular visits and an on-call system that makes services available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, agency staff members compile comprehensive treatment plans, monthly reports and referrals for outside services if necessary. We currently serve over 65 children each day with offices in (include our locations here). We have served well over 200 children in loving and caring foster homes.
A Place Called Hope licenses foster homes in the following areas of service; regular foster care, medically fragile foster care, respite care, foster-to-adopt, therapeutic foster care, and adoption.
- Regular foster homes provide long and short term care.
- Medically fragile foster homes provide specialized care for medically fragile children.
- Respite care foster homes help other foster parents by providing a needed time away from being a foster parent.
- Foster-to-adopt homes are foster parents willing to foster children with the intention of eventually adopting a child that becomes legally free.
- Adoption homes are those foster parents licensing specifically to adopt a child(ren).
- Therapeutic foster homes are highly trained and experienced foster parents that have taken on the additional care of high need foster children.
All APCH foster parents are required to attend 1st Aid, CPR, the 30 hour PRIDE class, Physically Aggressive Youth (PAY) and Sexually Aggressive Youth (SAY) training.
Foster parents receive a reimbursement for the care and expense of a child placed in their home. This can range from $ 423.68 to $ 575.30 per month. This is a basic rate per the age of the child. The amount of reimbursement can be higher, but this depends upon the amount of extra time and care a foster parent is having to do for that child. The additional amount can be from $ 177.92 to $ 802.30. Please keep in mind that most foster children are at the basic rate.
A Place Called Hope provides Therapeutic Foster Care services for high needs foster children on a short term basis; 90 days is the goal. Foster parents working at this level need additional training (both parents in the home) and should be experienced foster parents, generally two years as licensed foster parents.
To start this new adventure in your life, please visit our How to become a Foster Parent webpage. There you will learn the steps necessary to license as a foster parent.
How to Become a Foster ParentApplication forms download