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    Therapeutic Foster Care is foster care that provides youth with a higher level of structure and support. TFC provides a combination of hard work and heart work.  Click here to learn more about...

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    Non-residential services provided face-to-face with youth and families in the home, school or community.  Click here to learn more about SCYAP Community-Based Services.


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By Donna on 2/22/2019 12:23 PM

At SCYAP we wholeheartedly believe every child deserves to live with a loving family. Unfortunately, there are not enough foster families on a state or national scale to meet the need for the number of children who are in foster care to no fault of their own. For this reason, and for a number of reasons we did some research to provide a list of ten reasons why you should become a foster parent. Maybe one or more of these reasons have crossed your mind before, but you were unsure what step to take next. We are here to help you take that next step. You could be the home a child needs. 

By Donna on 2/9/2018 4:25 PM

As you may have heard before, becoming a foster parent is not the easiest process.  Nothing worth having (doing) is easy though, right?  Exactly.  That being said it never hurts to prepare when taking on any role in life and foster parenting is definitely one of those roles that every ounce of preparation is well worthwhile!  The ten steps listed in this blog provide some helpful ideas for how you can prepare for one of the most rewarding roles in your life.

By Donna on 1/3/2018 4:03 PM



While it may already be the third day in 2018, it is never too late to work towards the resolutions you will find in our latest blog.  Foster Parents hold a unique role in a child's life cultivating an influence that can impact the child beyond their time with them and can even positively influence the birth family once reunification takes place.  To learn how you can improve your already impactful role, check out the following seven resolutions and make 2018 your best foster parenting year yet.