Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Foster care for refugees

Open Your Heart and Your Home to Youth
Who are a Long Way Way from Home

Community Maternity Services, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, NY, is currently seeking families who will partner with the agency to provide specialized foster homes and case management services for unaccompanied refugee minors up to age 21.

Foster Parent Requirements:
All foster parents must attend Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training (10 weeks) and eligibility screening. In addition to MAPP, foster parents are given training/information on cultural issues specific to the youth being placed in their home.

For more information, please call us at (518) 482-8836, ask for Foster Care Services