The Journey Home Difference
On July 1, 2013, there were 12,654 Ohio children in foster care, according to data from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. On July 1, 2017, there were 15,510 children in foster care. A new report from PCSAO title “The Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children Services in Ohio” projects further increases in children in foster care, an estimated 20,154 by 2020. That’s nearly a 60 percent increase from 2013. The rate of children needing care is rising much faster than the availability of foster homes. There are about 7,200 foster homes in Ohio currently and that rate is increasing at about 2.5 percent a year according to PCSAO.
The straining of the state’s children service system is causing an increased turnover rate for caseworkers. We here at Journey Home want to give these children a reason to have hope. To believe in there selves again, and to begin to heal physically and mentally. We are here to work with the foster parent to provide structured activities and teach these children leadership skills, life skills, and how to interact with others. We want to help motivate these kids educationally and show them what a good education can do for them.
We are not your ordinary foster care agency that just drops off the children at your door, and leaves the rest in the foster parents hands. Journey Home is here for the foster parent and the child through the whole process. We want to help you teach children to walk a different path in this journey!!
Welcoming All Families
Journey Home Foster Care is welcoming to all families to join us in an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children. Join us on this Journey! Journey Home provides specialized training and guidance to help you provide a nurturing and stable home for children who have been abused or neglected.
We are always in need of parents and families who can provide:
Homes for sibling groups of two or more
Homes for children of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds
Homes for children of all sexual orientations
Homes for children with behavioral, emotional, developmental, physical, and/or medical special needs
Homes for teenagers
Journey Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or military status.