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GOBHI Foster Care

Providing a safe home for a youth in foster care can positively change their life and prepare them for a safe and healthy future.

Our Mission

To provide advocacy, intervention, and support to interrupt generational trauma, build healthy communities, and develop stable, connected children and families.

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About GOBHI's
Foster Care Program

As a co-owner of the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, GOBHI is uniquely connected to behavioral health networks throughout Oregon to build a positive, responsive foundation through which both foster youth and foster families can connect and thrive.

 

We use a trauma-informed approach grounded in Collaborative Problem Solving® to provide foster homes. Referred youth are involved in the Child Welfare System or are being supported by their local Community Mental Health Program.

Our skilled foster parents are a vital part of our team-based approach and enable us to provide a safe home environment in local communities that supports the healing, resilience, and growth process for youth.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Our program provides full-time services and care to youth involved with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Welfare Division.

GOBHI is a proud member of the Foster Plus collaborative, connecting foster youth who need extra support with care that’s a step up from traditional foster care.

Typical length of GOBHI youth placement:

6-24 months

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Minimum Qualifications

​Must be an Oregon resident 21 years or older and be willing to:

  • Complete a criminal and child welfare background check

  • Keep an emotionally and financially stable household

  • Provide a separate bedroom for foster youth

  • Have fewer than 4 children living in your home if you are a single applicant, or fewer than 5 children if you are two-parent applicants

  • Cannot be certified with multiple foster care agencies at the same time

Contact Us

For questions about foster care at GOBHI, please contact Director of Foster Care, Adam Rodakowski:

Email: ARodakowski@gobhi.org

Phone: 541-298-2101

If you or your client have recently visited the emergency department for a mental health crisis, please utilize this document: Advocating for your loved one during a crisis: A guide for parents and caregivers while at the hospital emergency department.

Senate Bill 710 Reporting

Oregon Senate Bill 710, adopted in the 2021 regular session, requires quarterly reports to be completed and submitted to the Children’s Care Licensing Program (CCLP) regarding restraints and involuntary seclusions of children in care. GOBHI's reports are available for download below.

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