Heart of the Kids Social Services, Inc (HKSS) is a Christian based, non-profit corporation, which places neglected, abandoned, and abused children from newborn infants to eighteen year olds into our homes. Some children may have serious mental, physical and/or emotional problems, and some may even be returning to a family setting after hospitalization. Heart of the Kids Social Services, Inc is inspired to provide an environment where children can heal, nurturing families can develop, and where serenity and personal growth are achieved.
Heart of the Kids Social Services, Inc is devoted to the goal of providing remedial services to aid children through the affecting pain that resulted from their abuse or neglect, as well as their neurotic behaviour.
Our highly trained professional staff will focus on the children's special needs and ensure that the children needs are being served. Foster parents, while working as a team member with Heart of the Kids staff and other professionals, provide the support needed by the child to thrive physically, emotionally, and socially. If additional services are required, we will consult with highly trained professionals and network with remedial services along with community resources for the stability of care.
If a child can’t go home, our licensed foster homes will provide care and stability for children who are waiting for relative care, adoption, guardianship, or some other supportive setting. Our foster families will also help prepare older adolescents for the day when they will be out on their own, living independently.
Heart of the Kids Social Services Inc is also committed to our foster parents by providing ongoing support, supervision and training; which will empower them to provide excellent care for the children and youth in their own homes.
Hearts of the Kids is a terrific organization. My wife and I wanted to help children as foster parents and we searched the Web and found Hearts of the Kids. The reviews we saw had them with 4 stars, the highest of any organization in our area. We are new to Fostering. Hearts of the Kids helped us obtain our state license by providing training and guidance on what to expect. The experience and knowledge this staff has is incredible.
Everything we read and heard said it would take between 6 to 9 months, from start to finish to become a foster parent. With Hearts of the Kids, we got our state license in a little over 3 1/2 months. The day we got our license we received a call asking if we would like to care for a sibling group of two. The need is there for foster parents because there are so many kids who need good living conditions and love. If you have any desire whatsoever to be a foster parent, Hearts of the Kids should be your ONLY call to make. They hold your hand the entire way, making the process simple, easy and quick. If you want to help children in need, use Hearts of the Kids and you will be happy that you did.
Heart of the Kids Social Services has made exceptional strides to be a resourceful agency. The agency assists their foster homes by being available via phone all times of the day and night. As a foster parent, I am able to contact every staff member anytime of the day, and if they are unavailable, the staff member will return my call in a decent time frame. The agency provides respite assistance to foster families. Upon contacting them for respite assistance, the agency works diligently to locate an available home willing to care for children on a short-term basis.
Bi-weekly payments to foster families is timely made every pay period and if there is ever a concern, the accounting department does not hesitate to remedy the situation. The staff is professional and knowledgeable and what they don’t know they research and get back with an answer. I have fostered with Heart of the Kids Social Services for almost five years and I cannot be happier to be with them. They are not perfect by far, which is good because if they were perfect there would be no room for improvement and everything has to be improved in order to be and remain successful. I would recommend Heart of the Kids Social Services as a child placement agency.