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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, 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!


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: (541) 256-4587

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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!


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How to Contact ODHS

Email

Phone: 1-800-331-0503

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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.


Frequently Asked Questions >


How to Contact Frontier CASA

Email

Phone: 1-541-256-6040

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.


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

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