Short-Term Foster Care for Children
Out-of-home placements can take various forms depending on the family situation. There is often a need for foster parents to provide short-term care for children in transition or when their families are facing a crisis. Consider whether the flexibility of short-term fostering is right for your family.
Short-term care designed for children under the age of 12 when parents, foster parents or other adults need to ensure their children are safely cared for while they attend to a crisis in their lives.
Emergency Shelter Care
Emergency shelter is short-term care up to 30 days for a child or youth who is entering foster care for the first time.
Emergency care may also be needed when a current placement is ending and a new home has not yet been identified.
Respite Care Providers
Respite care is short-term care for children of all ages when their families need to be away for various reasons. This may include occasional weekend care or other short-term commitments. The intent is that children will return to their current family’s care.