Permanent Placement

  1. Permanent Placement is staffed by Social Workers who:
    • Manage Long Term Foster Care cases by:
    • continuing to seek relative placements and more permanent plans, often by  holding Team Decision Meetings,
    • reassessing the progress of parents in the hope of reunification, 
    • seeing the child regularly,
    • supporting and arranging visitation with relatives and parents,
    • working with the foster families,
    • writing a comprehensive review of the children's progress every 6 months,
    • arranging special services such as counseling, or assisting with Social Security Income (SSI) applications,
    • assessing and applying for Special Needs payment to foster parents for problematic children, and,
    • finding new placements if changes become necessary.
  2. The spcialized 3015 unit works with Permanent Placement youth (as well as some youth still in Family Renuification) that require a higher level of care. These youth need to reside in residential facilities that provide a high lveel of structure and close supervision to meet their behavioral and emotional needs.

Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP)

Eligibility:  All 16 - 21 year old foster youth

Goal:  Acquire skills to achieve self-sufficiency prior to leaving foster care

Functions:  Educational, vocational and social

Perks:  A small cash stipend for attending

Skills taught:

  • Self-Esteem,
  • Employment Skills,
  • Home/Money/Time Management,
  • Breaking the Abuse Cycle,
  • Health Management and Safety,
  • Relationships,
  • Housing, Transportation, Community Resources,
  • Social Skills,
  • Decision-making/Goal Setting,
  • Career/Vocational Goals/Financial Aids

Youth plan many social events throughout the year.  Annual Social Functions:  Retreats and Awards Banquet.

After Care Coordinator

A Social Worker IV Coordinates this program

Clients:  Foster youth 17 - 21 who are out of school or in alternative education

Services:  Job search, job training, housing

Funding:  Federal Grant 1999