Emergency Respite Care

Emergency respite care is an unscheduled break due to a crisis that can occur in any household. In an attempt to deescalate a difficult situation, emergency respite care is utilized to allow everyone (both the foster parent and the child), a cooling down period. This allows the crisis to be more appropriately overseen and guidance given to help prevent the situation in the future. Emergency respite care is available to both children in traditional and treatment foster care levels and is in licensed, registered, foster parent homes. With our pod concept and ongoing activities in most instances, the children placed in emergency respite care will know the other foster children in the home and possibly the foster parent. This allows for the emergency respite care placement to be an easier transition for the child on this temporary basis.

Journey Home Foster Care & Adoption Agency - Emergency Respite Care
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The Journey Home Foster Care program focuses on three key areas: Recruitment, Training, and Support.

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.
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.
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.