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Make a difference ... Become a foster parent!

Oregon has too few foster homes, especially those in which the parents have been trained to care for high-needs children. If foster youth in Linn County require Therapeutic Foster Care or Developmental Disability Services, the nearest available foster home can be hundreds of miles from their community and families.

GOBHI Foster Care currently has 6 certified homes in Linn County, accommodating 7 youth.

Linn County Developmental Disability Services currently has 3 licensed homes, accommodating 8 youth.

Our goal is to add at least 3 new homes in each in the next year.

Could yours be one of them?

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. Therapeutic Foster Care

Needed: Full and Part Time Foster Families

Individualized, trauma-informed care designed for foster youth who need extra support before re-entering traditional foster care or returning home.

Referred youth are involved in the Child Welfare System or are supported by their local Community Mental Health Program.

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


Linn County Developmental Disability Services

Needed: Foster Providers

Comprehensive support, care, and a nurturing environment while meeting the individual needs of a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 

Developmental disabilities involve substantial functional limitations in two or more of these major life activities in children: self-care, expressive and receptive language, decision making, learning, and mobility.

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

  • ​Must reside within the boundaries of Linn County

  • Complete a criminal background check

  • Financial capability to operate two months without pay

  • Equivalent of one year of full-time experience in providing direct care and services to support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Providers receive:
  • Specialized training

  • Support with system navigation

  • Case management of the child in care

  • Reimbursement for carevaries to correspond with capabilities and support needs

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How to Contact I/DD

Email: Jeffrey Walpole

Phone: 1-541-265-0485


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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