Foster Care Program

Foster Care Program

This foster care program provides quality services to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The program is designed to develop and manage quality homes to be utilized as a temporary safe haven for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. These homes will provide safety and stability for clients until their permanency goals are met.

Child-Care Services

Child-Care Services are services that meet a child’s basic need for shelter, nutrition, clothing, nurture, socialization and interpersonal skills, care for personal health and hygiene, supervision, education and service planning.  Harbor of Hope staff and foster families will work cooperatively to ensure that each client is given referrals to appropriate resources to ensure that all needs identified in our client’s individualized service plans are met.

Treatment Services

In addition to child-care services, a specialized type of child-care services designed to treat and/or support children with:

A.) Emotional Disorder who have a current DSM- 5 diagnosis such as mood disorders, psychotic disorders, or dissociative disorders, and demonstrate two or more of the following:

• Major self-injurious actions, including a suicide attempt within the last 12 months;
• Difficulties that present a significant risk of harm to self or others, including frequent or
• unpredictable physical aggression; or
• An additional DSM-5 diagnosis of substance related and/or addictive disorder with
• severe impairment

B.) With a DSM-5 diagnosis of Intellectual Disability that is characterized by severe deficits and pervasive impairment in one or more of the following areas:

• Conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills to include daily living and self-care;
• Communication, cognition, or expressions of affect;
• Self-care activities or participation in social activities;
• Responding appropriately to an emergency; or
• Multiple physical disabilities, including sensory impairments;

C.) With a DSM-V diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder that is characterized by prominent, severe deficits and pervasive impairment in one of more of the following areas of development.

• Conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills to include daily living and self-care;
• Communication, cognition, or expressions of affect;
• Self-care activities or participation in social activities;
• Responding appropriately to an emergency; and
• Multiple physical disabilities including sensory impairments;