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Treatment Refugee Foster Parent

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Bethany Christian Services - Refugee and Immigrant Services

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This opportunity is for those that are specifically interested in becoming a Treatment Refugee Foster Parent and reside in Grand Rapids, MI or live within a 1 hour radius of Grand Rapids.

Mental, behavioral, medical health professionals and trauma-informed folks -- refugee youth in our treatment foster care program need you to welcome them into your home. By doing so, you'd be giving a youth a loving, safe home vs. being placed into a residential facility. Bethany's treatment team will support you through this process!

What is Treatment Refugee Foster Care?

This program serves Unaccompanied Refugee Minors who are at risk of entering a residential or a psychiatric placement, children with high behavioral, medical, or other high-level needs. As a Treatment Foster Care Parent, you will be ensuring a youth a safe and loving home combined with support services instead of being placed in a residential facility. You will also be helping the child transition to a traditional foster care home successfully.

Bethany promises to support you through every step of the way. Your Treatment Foster Care Team will be by your side providing essential support services for you and the youth, such as, therapy, behavioral specialist services, intensive case management services, behavioral aid services, monthly respite and educational supports.

If you're ready to take the first step to learn more about how you can help a refugee youth, in our treatment foster care program, register for our Information Meeting here: https://bethany.org/locations/us/michigan/grand-rapids/events/treatment-refugee-foster-care-info-meeting-11-10-2020

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About Bethany Christian Services - Refugee and Immigrant Services


1050 36th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, US

Mission Statement

Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.


In the U.S., we protect vulnerable children through essential services, including pregnancy counseling, foster care, emergency care, and adoption. For refugees fleeing danger, the resettlement process can be extremely challenging. That's why we guide, advocate, protect, and support refugees in key resettlement locations around the globe, including the U.S. We believe children thrive when they belong to a loving family. Rather than place vulnerable children in orphanages, we find a family for them in their own country. We also help families struggling to stay together by providing the resources they need to lead their family to self-sufficiency.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Bilingual
  • Social Work




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Youth in the treatment foster care program are with treatment foster parents for up to 12 months until they can successfully transition into a foster care home.
  • The licensing process takes 3-6 months. The first step is to attend an Information Meeting and then our Trauma-Informed Care training sessions.

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