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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 has connections to behavioral health networks throughout Oregon. Our Foster Care program sprang from seeing the need for safe places for foster youth to land throughout the state. The result is that we are uniquely poised to connect foster youth and foster families so they can thrive.

 

Our foster parents are a vital part of our team-based, trauma-informed approach. These families open their homes to provide care and we provide training, 24/7 support, and more. Together we use a Collaborative Problem Solving® approach with foster youth ages 3 through 21, referred to us from the Child Welfare System or their local Community Mental Health Program.

 

Being in the system is hard enough, so disruptive that 49% of Oregon foster youth have a high school diploma or GED by the time they're 21. We do everything we can to keep youth in their home communities, in the same schools, and near their existing support systems. With support and understanding of why they struggle in the first place, these kids can thrive.

 

To provide those safe spaces to land, though, we need more foster homes. Learn more about the journey to becoming a GOBHI Foster Parent today!

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. Full-time foster parents receive 2 paid days off per month.

GOBHI is a proud member of the Foster Plus collaborative, connecting youth in need of 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) 256-4587

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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