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Virtual Refugee Foster Care Info Meeting

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Bethany Christian Services - Refugee and Immigrant Services


Can you Give Refugee Youth a Home this New Year? Learn more at an Information Meeting.

Must live in Kent County or within a 1 hour radius of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

An information meeting is a free, no-commitment opportunity to learn more about refugee youth, our refugee programs and the next steps to becoming a licensed foster parent.

Attending an information meeting is the first step to become refugee foster parent.

We’ll offer more details and information on refugee foster care and welcome your questions during the information meeting.

We are committed to walking with you every step of the way on this journey, so when you are ready to take the first step, we look forward to "seeing" you at an Information Meeting and helping you begin.

Contact chopkins@bethany.org for more info and registration details.

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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.

Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Feb 01, 2021
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The licensing process takes between 3-6 months. We have a short-term program that places youth with families for approx. 40 days and two long-term programs where youth are placed with families between 6 months-2 years+.

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