City Ministries CPA is partnering with Olive Crest’s Host Families program to support families in crisis in our local community. The goal of this program is to keep children safe and families intact by having children at risk temporarily placed into safe, loving, and stable homes while their family receives resources and support to help them reach a place of stability to have children return to their care.
How it works:
Parents experiencing hardships and crisis can voluntarily ask for their child (age 0-18) to be placed in a host family while they address the issues that led them to the point of crisis (such as job loss, sudden health needs, and substance abuse.)
Children are placed in a host family local to them for a typical time frame of one day to three months. During this time in out of home care, biological families are encouraged to remain actively involved in the child’s life and build a positive relationship with the host family. Once the child’s family is in a healthy and stable place their children reunite with them.
Participating in this program is a great way to support vulnerable children and struggling families and play a role in preventing children from entering the foster care system.
If you are interested in learning more about Host Families, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to provide you more information about this program!