Being a back-up is a great first step in the fostering process. It is less commitment than full-time or respite (part-time) foster care, but allows families to connect with foster children and introduce the idea of fostering into their lives. Volunteering as a back-up means that you would be available to look after and care for foster children during the day while their foster parents go to work, take appointments, etc. It is a part-time opportunity, so you could fill-in whenever you are available. There is no training involved, and families only need background checks done beforehand. Back-ups do not keep foster children overnight.
3117 Poplarwood Court, Suite 350, Raleigh, NC 27604, US
We serve children in need by establishing loving and safe therapeutic foster homes across North Carolina.
We are a leading provider of home- and community-based services and programs for at-risk youth and their families. Our programs include therapeutic foster care for mental health, dual diagnoses (mental health and developmental disabilities) and medically complex individuals, family preservation in home services, school-based services and juvenile offender programs.