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 is safe and healthy.
Although care options closest to a 'family' environment, each child faces unique challenges which must be carefully considered before a final choice is made.
Here are the options on the continuum:
Child lives with immediate family
Child lives in Kinship care with relative
(i.e.: grandparent, aunt/uncle)
Child lives in foster care in community of origin
Child lives in foster care outside community of origin
Independent living for older children, supported by community
Small group home (5-10 children)
Large group home (10+ children)