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Make a difference ... Become a foster parent!

Oregon's most vulnerable youth need more support. Learn more about becoming a foster parent with GOBHI, a resource parent with DHS, a provider for Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare's Developmental Disability Program, or a volunteer with Clatsop CASA to serve youth who have experienced abuse and neglect, making sure that their trauma is addressed and their voices heard.

Foster youth in Clatsop County deserve the support of local families.

Could yours be one of them?

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Needed: Full and Part Time Foster Families

Our program provides individualized, trauma-informed care designed for foster youth who need extra support before re-entering traditional foster care or returning home, and our foster parents are a vital part of our team-based, trauma-informed service for youth ages 3 through 21.

Referred youth are involved in the Child Welfare System or are supported by their local Community Mental Health Program. The length of GOBHI youth placement is typically 6 to 24 months for full-time care, while Relief Care (part time) is typically 2 to 14 days.

We do everything we can to keep youth in their home communities, in the same schools, and near their existing support systems. For the foster youth of Clatsop County, that means homes like yours!

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must reside within the state of Oregon

  • Complete a criminal and child welfare background check

  • Keep an emotionally and financially stable household

  • Provide a separate bedroom for foster youth

Providers Receive:
  • Specialized training 

  • 24-7 support for emergencies and urgent needs

  • Assigned staff member to provide support for both family and youth

  • Individual plans for youth

  • Substantial reimbursement for care

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How to Contact GOBHI

Email: Adam Rodakowski

Phone: 1-541-256-4587


Oregon Department of Human Services

Clatsop County

Needed: Full Time Resource (Foster) Parents and Part Time Respite Providers

Temporary living arrangements for children and young adults experiencing foster care who need a safe place to live when their parents or guardians cannot safely take care of them. Apply as a General, Child Specific, or Relative/Kinship resource family! Learn More >

How to Contact ODHS


Phone: 1-800-331-0503


Clatsop Court Appointed Special Advocates

Clatsop CASA's main purpose is to make sure that children in foster care have a CASA volunteer to represent their best interest and ensure they are getting the services they need to overcome the trauma they have suffered. Learn More >

How to Contact Clatsop CASA


Phone: 1-503-338-6063

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare

Developmental Disability Program

Needed: Providers for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities

The Developmental Disability Program at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare provides specialized services to meet the unique needs of those living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CBH partners with service providers and government agencies to offer the education and resources needed to help give every member of our community the opportunity to live well. Learn More >

Frequently Asked Questions >

How to Contact Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare

Email: Roger Bighill

Phone: 1-503-325-0241 x109​​​


Refer Potential Foster Parents to GOBHI for up to $1,000

Did you know that you can receive a reward for referring foster families to GOBHI? To qualify, the potential foster parent must put you down as the referral source on their application and cannot be certified by DHS Child Welfare or other foster care agency at the time of application. Upon their certification you receive $500, and an additional $500 once they have provided one year of care.

Pass this flier on to anyone you think might be interested in fostering with GOBHI!

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