The Arc Baltimore, in partnership with the state’s Department of Human Resources and Social Services, provides children with special needs throughout the Greater Baltimore area with treatment foster care services. Each child presents a special set of abilities and challenges. However, all share the need to be part of a loving family – a family willing to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which these children can grow to reach their full potential.
Become a Foster Parent
The Arc Baltimore works in full partnership with foster parents – caring people who have opened their hearts, minds and homes to children in crisis. Working closely with The Arc’s professional staff of social workers, foster families create a supportive, safe and loving family environment for the child. In this therapeutic setting, children have the opportunity to learn the skills and behaviors they need to grow into adults capable of leading full, satisfying and successful lives.
While intensive support, training and consultation are provided by The Arc Treatment Foster Care staff, it is the foster parents who must offer not only love, but a high level of commitment to a child who will require very special attention. If you are family-focused and believe in giving something back to the community, there is a place for you on The Arc Baltimore’s Treatment Foster Care team.
All foster parents must complete 29 hours to get licensed with The Arc Baltimore.
Here are answers to questions you may have:
For more information on how to become a foster parent and to register for the licensing trainings, Contact Misty Jones at 410-296-5087 x 5320.
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