Heart of the Kids Social Services is committed to providing continual support to our caregivers and the children we serve. Each child has a Case Manager and other professionals such as a therapist if necessary. As a foster parent, you will guide and support your foster child every day. By your actions, you can help children and their families cope with the challenges that life brings.
Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused and neglected infants and children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them or when their family is focusing on getting the assistance they need. The goal is to return the child home safely. If that is not possible, a permanent home will be found, preferably with the foster parents.
As a foster parent, you will receive training based on the child’s needs. We offer a generous daily living subsidy to foster parents to reimburse the cost of everyday care for children placed in their home. We also take a prevention-first approach to challenges by providing on-going consultation and immediate intervention by qualified professionals 24-hours a day. The need for foster families is urgent
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.