Giving every child a family

Even with the best efforts and intentions, some families are unable to provide a safe and healthy environment for their children. For children whose family of origin is not in their best interest, our team pursues family-based alternative care options.

CONTINUUM OF CARE

The continuum of care serves as a guide for identifying a permanent living arrangement for a child. It is based on a child's best interest of staying as close to his/her family of origin, culture and identity as possible.

Although a 'family' environment is ideal, each child faces unique challenges which must be carefully considered.

Here are the options on the continuum:

 
 
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Child lives with immediate family

Child lives in kinship care with equipped relatives

Child lives in foster care in community of origin

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Child lives in foster care outside community of origin

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Domestic adoption

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Independent living for older children, supported by community

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Small group home (5-10 children)

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Large group home (10+ children)