IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?
In times of suffering and need, it’s our relatives that provide the most support. But many children don’t have a person to turn to when they’re alone or scared. By becoming a foster parent, you can be the person who lets a kid be a kid again.
Foster care is a life-changing – and often life-saving – experience for parents and children. Foster families provide children with the support they need to learn, grow, and begin to heal. You can ensure no child suffers while their parents recover, and help end the cycle of abuse and neglect.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
The Children’s Village is dedicated to helping youth in foster care connect with families to receive support, compassion and opportunities for future success. We work closely with our foster families, providing support every step of the way. We provide connections to experienced foster families, facilitated support groups, ongoing training, and 24-hour access to foster parent support consultant.
If you’re passionate about helping children in need, you already meet the most important requirement of being a foster parent! You also need to be at least 21 years old and have a steady income and stable housing.
- Initial and Ongoing training
- 24-Hour expert support
- Financial subsidy for each child
- Health insurance for each child
- Membership in our Children’s Village Community
How You Can Help:
You can foster children of all ages and levels of need. To make the biggest difference, you can support children who are most often left behind:
- Sibling Groups
- Children with emotional disorders
- LGBTQ youth
Become a Foster Parent!
Please click one of the links below to fill out an inquiry form, and a staff member will be in touch shortly.
Currently, there are a staggering number of children awaiting a foster home in New York City. Sibling groups and youth 12 and up need homes the most. From Jan 1 to June 30, 2022, you can receive an additional $500 for accepting a sibling group or teen into your home.