Resource Parents

Transform the Life of a Child
Become a Resource Parent!
Every year, thousands of children enter the child welfare system in need of stability, safety and security. You can make a difference in the life of a child, the lives of their family members and in your own life by opening your home and your heart.

Consider becoming a resource parent for a child in your community from the Wordsworth Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) today!
Resource care is a temporary arrangement for children who are unable to remain in their own homes due to abuse and/or neglect that puts their safety at risk. As a Resource Home parent you can open your heart up to an entire family. You can care for a child while also mentoring their parent(s). Becoming a Resource Parent involves providing a safe and nurturing home for a child or youth and working in partnership with their biological family and the Wordsworth CUA Team to make sure their needs are met.

To become a resource parent you can be single or married and must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a safe home that can accommodate one or more children
  • Pass screening requirements related to child abuse and criminal history clearances
  • Participate in all pre-service training
  • Genuinely enjoy and care about children.

Children range in age from infants to teenagers and typically remain in your care for at least a few months. They come from many different ethnic backgrounds. The highest-priority need is for foster homes for sibling groups and older youth. Resource Parents receive special training and ongoing assistance
 
Contact:

Wordsworth CUA Region 5
Cassandra Williams
caswilliams@wordsworth.org, (267)766-2000 x2054

Wordsworth CUA Region 10
Natasha Cunningham
ncunningham@wordsworth.org, (215)817-5906