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Make a difference ... Become a foster parent!

If foster youth in Washington County require traditional or therapeutic care, the nearest available foster home can sometimes be hundreds of miles from their community and families. The added distance only makes the goal of guiding each youth seamlessly back to their family of origin whenever possible that much more challenging.

Both GOBHI and Oregon DHS aim to add 3 to 5 new homes each in your neighborhood over 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.


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.


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

  • Diversity of applicants is valued and welcomed

  • 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

  • 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

Washington 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.


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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must at least 18 years of age

  • Diversity of applicants is valued and welcomed

  • Complete a criminal and child welfare background check

  • Bilingual (Spanish) appreciated

  • You can apply as a General, Child Specific, or Relative/Kinship resource family.


Providers receive:
  • Training, both initial and ongoing

  • Reimbursement for care

  • Accessibility to respite care


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How to Contact ODHS

Email

Phone: 1-800-331-0503

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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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