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Recruitment is an ongoing undertaking. Our goal is to always look for best fit between a child
and a home that can best meet that child’s needs.

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Our licensing and training departments work hand-in-hand together, to ensure a smooth and expedited process.

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At Wesley House, we have created an innovative approach to foster care that puts the children in our community first.

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Get involved today and find out the many different ways that you can help to change a child’s future for the better.

Become a Foster Parent

Every day in Florida children are removed from their homes because their parents are not able to provide the love and care they need – sometimes because they didn’t learn good parenting skills; sometimes because of substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence; sometimes because of all of the above.

As a foster parent, you can give a child the love and security they need. You can play a significant role in helping families heal and reunite and, when that is not possible, you can help them transition to a new home and a new family.

For more information about becoming a Foster Parent, please contact:

Megan Burgess
Foster Care Licensing Coordinator
Phone 305.809.5020
Email: Megan.Burgess@WesleyHouse.org

428,000

Number of Foster Children in the United States

Services for Foster Children

While children are in foster care, Wesley House provides Independent Living courses in two stages, one for ages 13 through 15 and a second for ages 16 through 17, to teach them skills to help them graduate successfully to independence.The Independent Living courses assist foster youth to develop practical skills in budgeting and money management, resume preparation, job networking, banking, grocery shopping and nutritional meal reparation. Committed business and community leaders share their expertise with our foster children during these sessions.

Services for Foster Young Adults

Wesley House continues to offer help to young adults transitioning out of foster care, from ages 18 to 23, with financial, social, educational and vocational options.

The Road to Independence program offers scholarships to young adults aging out of foster care to provide financial assistance while the former foster youth is enrolled in a full-time educational program. Tuition is waived at any Florida public college, university or vocational school and the student receives a monthly stipend for living expenses such as rent, utilities and food.

Wesley House staff also help foster young adults with transitional financial assistance to purchase the basic necessities of setting up a home and to apply for Medicaid when appropriate.

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One Family at a Time

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