A loving and supportive foster family is a safety net for children whose biological families are unable or unfit to care for them. At Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, we care deeply about the many children referred to us every month, desperately needing homes with foster families. Most of these children have been abused or neglected before they came to PCHAS. We quickly surround them with love and support, focusing all of our energy and professional resources on their healing process, as well as providing needed stability.
We know that the foster family relationship can sometimes be challenging. Our case managers work to build a nurturing, professional team to embrace the family, work through emotional issues and help the child and his or her family create the most appropriate plan for a permanent home for the child.
We continue to work with the child’s family of origin, helping the family identify and build on its strengths, while remedying issues that led to the removal of the child from the home. Our goal whenever possible, is to help heal and reunite families.
We work in collaboration with the Missouri Alliance Permanency Partnership and our foster care case management consortium is contracted by the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families.
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For more information, contact:
Dawn Couser, Director of Services, St. Louis
Kelly Turk, Director of Programs, Southwest Missouri