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, or a volunteer with Frontier CASA to serve youth who have experienced abuse and neglect, making sure that their trauma is addressed and their voices heard.
Our goal is to add at least 3 new homes per county this year.
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.
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 Gilliam and Wheeler Counties, that means homes like yours!
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
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
How to Contact GOBHI
Email: Adam Rodakowski
Phone: (541) 256-4587
Oregon Department of Human Services
Gilliam & Wheeler Counties
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.
Some ODHS placements may last for a few weeks, months, or even years. As a resource parent, you may choose the type of placements you will accept. Apply as a General, Child Specific, or Relative/Kinship resource family!
How to Contact ODHS
Frontier Court Appointed Special Advocates
Serving Gilliam & Wheeler Counties
Frontier CASA's main purpose is to make sure that children in foster care, who have been abused and neglected, has a CASA volunteer to represent their best interest and ensure they are getting the services they need.
Our mission is to serve abused and neglected children in both counties to ensure their voices are heard and they receive the services they need to overcome the trauma they have suffered.
How to Contact Frontier CASA
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 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.