A New Leaf's Foster Care Program
Providing Foster Families With Support
A New Leaf’s Foster Care Programs focus on recruiting and training adults interested in becoming licensed foster parents and/or Respite Providers for high-needs children with special emotional or behavioral needs.
Both programs seek to provide children and adolescents the opportunity to live in a nurturing and stable environment with a “family-like structure.” The need for quality families to provide care is tremendous, as the number of children in need of foster and adoptive homes has increased dramatically in recent years.
Quality Foster Care Services
The Parent Aide Program provides support services to families whose children are placed in the legal custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety.
The Therapeutic Foster Care Program provides short-term care for children that experience behavioral issues.
Transitional Foster Care serves migrant children coming from Central or South America and helps them transition into their lives in the U.S.
The Kinship Licensing Program helps families get licensed to obtain additional support and resources.
When the training and licensing processes are complete, A New Leaf’s staff closely facilitates transitioning the right child into the right home, and provides ongoing monitoring and support to all foster and adoptive families, as well as Therapeutic Foster Care Providers.
Additional services include:
Ongoing 24/7 Support
Allowances for the foster child’s specific needs
Medical, dental and prescription coverage for the child/adolescent
Free initial and ongoing training
Foster Parent Requirements
Potential foster care parents and/or Respite Providers must meet the following requirements:
- 21 years of age
- Level 1 Fingerprint card, (can be completed at time of licensing)
- Must pass criminal background checks and provide references
- Attend all required trainings, classes, Therapeutic Intervention & Medical classes
- Pass a home inspection and proof of income requirement
- Submit physician’s statements on physical & emotional ability to care for child/adolescent
- HCTC requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or at least 2 year of experience as a foster parent
The Healing Opportunity Parenting Enrichment (HOPE) and the Home Care Training (HCTC) programs are offered in home and at locations across the valley.
(480) 733-3053 x 2822