Treatment foster care is 24-hour care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents due to unsafe, or other circumstances. Generally, placement in foster care is temporary and intended to give the child's family time to make necessary changes, so that the child can live safely in his or her home. Most children in foster care return home to their families. When children cannot return home, they find placement with relatives, adoption, or other alternatives. Our program serves children between birth to 18 years of age.

What sets La Causa, Inc. apart from other agencies that provide foster care services in the community? We have a dedicated team of Treatment Foster Care Specialists who provide individual, family centered resources and care throughout the foster care process. Please complete an inquiry form to speak with one of our licensing specialists.

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Foster Parents

Becoming a licensed foster parent is a multi-step process that can take up to four months. Successful foster parents come from a variety of backgrounds – they are all different ages, races, income levels, and occupations. They have two things in common: they have a desire to help children, and they are flexible. Foster parents can be single or married, own their own homes or rent apartments, work in or outside of their homes. Many foster families already have children, but some are caring for children for the first time. The most important part of being a foster parent is providing a safe, stable home to care for children. 

Licensing Options:

Treatment Foster Care  
Treatment Foster Care provides safe and nurturing care to children by licensed foster parents and is generally temporary. Placement is intended to give families time to make changes so the child can safely return home.

Our SAFE Home program is designed for females 13-17 who are identified as being at high risk for involvement in any form of commercial sexual exploitation. One parent has to agree not to work outside the home and will receive an additional stipend.

Professional Foster Parent Program
This program serves females age 13-17 who have a history of numerous placements, chronic running away behaviors or engage in risky behaviors in the community. One parent has to agree not to work outside the home and will receive an additional stipend.

Respite Care

Respite Care is an essential part of the overall support that foster families may need to continue caring for the foster child(ren) in their home.  Respite means to take a break from the daily challenges of caring for a child with special needs. It can be planned for a few hours or for as long as a weekend.  Respite providers are paid for their care of the foster child.  This is a way to help children and families without going through the entire foster home licensing process.