Provide a loving home for Refugee Youth
The International Foster Care Program at Catholic Charities partners with foster families to provide children who have fled their country of origin with a safe, nurturing, culturally sensitive environment that equips and empowers them to reach their full potential. Children come to us as refugees, victims of trafficking, and asylees from places around the world such as East Africa (for example the Congo, Somalia, and Ethiopia), Burma, and Central America (for example El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala).
Services are designed to meet the needs of each minor and may include tutoring, mentoring, independent living skills training, cultural activities, legal assistance, mental health services, intensive case management and education/ESL classes.
What makes a great foster parent?
•Treat your foster child as part of your family.
•Teach your foster child the skills necessary to be a successful adult in the United States.
•Support and promote your foster child’s talents by encouraging participation in extracurricular activities.
•Be open to learning about your foster child’s home culture and willing to participate in local communities and activities (when available) that are closely related to your foster child’s home culture.
•Carry out discipline in appropriate and consistent ways without the use of physical punishment.
•Take care of yourself and use your family supports.
If you are interested in learning more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org