Most children are placed in resource care due to circumstances beyond their control such as sexual, emotional, and physical abuse and neglect. Many of these children are placed in homes outside our area due to a lack of resource homes. We would like to keep children local to their home counties so they may go about their everyday life and not focus on the interruption they are experiencing. Also,  by keeping the children local it allows them to remain in schools they are currently attending. Allowing them to be with their group of friends and teachers thus leaving some familiarity in their lives, but also so their educational goals do not suffer. 

Steps to become a resource parent? 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to pass a background clearance.
  • Be able to pass fingerprinting.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Completion of training and orientation.
  • Home visits by our recruitment team.
  • Family analysis by our professionally trained social workers.  

These are the primary steps to become a resource parent. We will provide you with your paperwork and our  courtesy and professional staff will assist with any questions or concerns along the way. The NEED to help children and youth is never ending. If you are determined to make a difference in a child's life click here http://www.childrenshopeffa.org/application/

Children's Hope does NOT discriminate on the basis of religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, or marital status.

For approved training click on the "resource parent" tab.