Why Choose Journey Home?

Journey Home Foster Care and Adoption programs exceeds the State’s minimum requirements for becoming certified foster caregivers and approved adoptive parents in the State of Ohio.

At Journey Home, We Strive To Be A Close Knit And Family Centered Agency

We believe that establishing and maintaining strong connections with our children and with other foster families is a valuable aspect of our program. While our corporate office is located in Zanesville, Ohio, and our satellite office is located in Pickerington, Ohio, we have licensed foster families throughout the state.

The Journey Home Difference

We are not your ordinary foster care agency that just drops children off at a foster family’s door, leaving the rest of the work in the hands of the foster parents. Journey Home’s purpose is to help children and support our foster parents. At Journey Home, we understand that children learn from their experiences.

The Journey Home Foster Care program focuses on three key areas: Recruitment, Training, and Support.

Recruitment
We strive to find high-quality caregivers for the children we serve. The intended result of recruitment is to find a family who is motivated and committed to providing a safe and stable environment for a child. The knowledge and skills of the foster parents are critical to the well-being of the children in their care.
Training
Our training takes a comprehensive approach and requires families to complete pre-service training prior to being licensed as a foster or adoptive home. Families must also complete ongoing training hours to continue their education. Journey Home offers many opportunities for ongoing training and a variety of topics to meet the needs of the families and children that we serve.
Support
After a child is placed with a family, the goal is to provide unequaled support for the entire family. Our experienced and professional case managers are committed and available to the families. They also provide in-home services, identify community resources, and act as the liaison between the family and the CPS caseworker.
Journey Home Foster Care, Foster Care services for Central and South Eastern Ohio, and are Based out of Zanesville, Ohio.
What People Say

Testimonials

The Journey Home Difference

At Journey Home, we understand that children learn from their experiences. Children in foster care have already had many obstacles in life, and we want their experiences in foster care with us to be positive. We desire to build lasting connections to help children realize their potential, to give them a reason to have hope, to believe in themselves again, and to begin to heal physically and mentally.

Meet Our People

Journey Home’s purpose is to help children and support our foster parents.

We have established a qualified team of professionals trained to handle your foster care needs.

Journey Home Foster Care & Adoption Agency - Tedd Murphy President & Activity Director
Tedd Murphy President & Activity Director
Journey Home Foster Care & Adoption Agency - Charity Wheeler Executive Director
Charity Wheeler Executive Director
Journey Home Foster Care & Adoption Agency - Edward Lambert Chief Information Officer
Edward Lambert Chief Information Officer
Journey Home Foster Care & Adoption Agency - Vivian Kendall Family Relations Specialist
Vivian Kendall Family Relations Specialist
Journey Home Foster Care & Adoption Agency - Renee Miller Office Assistant
Renee Miller Office Assistant
About Journey Home Foster Care
Our Story

About Us

We are not your ordinary foster care agency that just drops children off at a foster family’s door, leaving the rest of the work in the hands of the foster parents.

Journey Home’s purpose is to help children and support our foster parents. At Journey Home, we understand that children learn from their experiences. Children in foster care have already had many obstacles in life, and we want their experiences in foster care with us to be positive. We desire to build lasting connections to help children realize their potential, to give them a reason to have hope, to believe in themselves again, and to begin to heal physically and mentally. We do more for our children and families than any other agency. Our children are surrounded by people that are dedicated to offering them a different path in life. We have hands on Foster Care Coordinators, Mentors that we assign to our children, and incredible activities and programs that we provide on a weekly and monthly basis. Also, our families are surrounded by opportunities to receive the support and encouragement they deserve.