2018-2019 Monthly Average Number of Children in Foster Care: 462
As of May 6, 2020 there were 454 Children in Care and 150 Approved Foster Homes in the Niagara Region available to care for them.
There is an URGENT need for more foster homes in Niagara!
Do you feel that you have something to give? Are you looking to change your life and embrace a new challenge? Do you love working with children and youth? Consider fostering.
At Family and Children’s Services, we believe that the best place for children is with their families. 96% of the children that we work with remain safely in the care of their parents. For those 4% who are unable to remain at home due to concerns about their safety and well-being: we need 100% of your commitment.
Foster parents provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children, while we help their families make the changes needed to enable their children to come back home. 75% of children in foster care will return to the care of their parents in less than 3 months.
Foster parents come in all shapes and sizes. They are as unique and diverse as the children we serve. Singles, couples and families – they come from all ages, life stages, cultures and sexual orientations. Consider joining this unique community of special people.
Please take a moment to learn more:
- Who are foster parents?
- What “qualifications” do you need?
- What are the different kinds of fostering?
- What supports are available to you?
We are waiting for your call.
Ask for a representative from our Resources Department to answer your questions about fostering. There is no obligation in making this phone call or asking for information.
Local: (905) 937-7731
Long Distance, Toll-Free: 1-888-937-7731