Foster care program

Greater Valley Community Services, Inc.

FOSTER CARE

Greater Valley Community Services is a faith-based social service agency seeking to serve the needs of children and families in the various communities. Our mission is to empower children and families spiritually, mentally, and physically in the pursuit of developing more productive and caring communities.

Thousands of children throughout our area do not know the love, care and compassion that comes from living in a stable home. Greater Valley Community Services’ Foster Care program is a protective service for children and families. The children are provided with substitute family life experience in an agency certified home for a planned, temporary period of time. The foster parents have the responsibility of helping children achieve the goal of reunification. Foster parenting is not always a life long commitment, but a commitment to a nurturing environment. Foster care often means “families helping families.”

A safe haven is needed for children while they and their families heal. Foster parents are needed throughout Allegheny County and surrounding areas for children of all ages and races. Foster parents are especially needed for sibling groups of children from the same home, medically fragile children, teenagers, and minority children. Foster parents receive financial reimbursement and health care for their foster children. Certified foster families are expected to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive environment. Foster families can make a difference in a child’s life

Basic Requirements

●are 21 years of age, or older

●are in good physical condition and emotional health

●have the skills, attitude and stamina to effectively deal with the many behavior and feelings displayed by children and youth

●have a non-punitive attitude and can demonstrate some level of acceptance toward the birth parents of children in care

●can work cooperatively with the representatives of Greater Valley Community Services

●have the skills, attitude and stamina to effectively deal with the many behavior and feelings displayed by children and youth

●Undergo a criminal and child abuse background check

●Complete 18 hours of pre-service training

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Please call (412) 351-7056, download an

application, or complete the form to request

additional information.

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Greater Valley Community Services, INC

609 Jones Avenue,

North Braddock, PA 15104

Phone. 412-351-7056