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.
To provide advocacy, intervention, and support to interrupt generational trauma, build healthy communities, and develop stable, connected children and families.
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.
Typical length of GOBHI youth placement:
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
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.