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How to Become a Foster Parent

Host Homes

Being a host home foster parent is a great alternative for those foster parents who prefer short term placements or who are new to being a foster parent and want to gain experience before becoming a concurrent or specialized home.

Host Homes are needed to provide short term housing, normally up to three weeks, for youth ages 11 to 17. These youth typically come from homeless families or families that are experiencing family conflict. The youth and their parents receive family and individual counseling with the goal of family reunification. Host parents receive a monthly stipend for keeping a bed or two available and an additional daily stipend when a youth is in the home.