The Resource Department
The Resource Department is responsible for finding safe places for children and youth to reside while their parents and family are working on a plan to have them return home.
This can include living with family and/or other community members or foster homes when there is no family available to provide care at that point in time.
As a resource department we are able to provide on going support to the families who are providing care to children and youth. This support can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual caregiver and the children in their home.
Kinship support is offered to family members and community members who are caring for children other then their own. This support can be tailored to meet the needs of each caregiver and child based on their goals.
Some areas of support are: advocacy, Jordans Principle applications, referrals, training, in person and phone support.
What is Foster Care?
Foster Care is part of the holistic services provided to families by Nezul Be Hunuyeh Child and Family Services. At times, children are unable to reside in their homes and are brought into the care of the director to ensure their physical and emotional safety. While in care, children may be placed in foster homes if no family is available.
The Goal of Foster Care
To provide a safe, secure, culturally sensitive, nurturing home in the communities for children in care from our three communities. In most cases, this arrangement is temporary and provides parents with the opportunity to seek assistance to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Interested in being a Foster Parent?
As part of the NBH team, all Foster Parents receive continued support through their Resource Social Worker.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent and/or require more information please contact the NBH Resource Social Worker
Steps on becoming a caregiver:
- Kinship- application will vary depending on the families circumstances. Please contact the office for more information.
- Three basic checks- Crim check, Child Welfare check and Home visit. If you have any questions or concerns around these checks please connect with the resource worker.
- Please note- criminal record and child welfare checks are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Foster care application:
- Three checks need to be completed to start - Crim check, Child Welfare check and Home visit. If you have any questions or concerns around these checks please connect with the resource worker.
- Application to foster, home visit, references, medical clearance, safe home study.
- A safe home study is a process that takes place over an extended period of time. It requires multiple meetings in order to gather information. These meetings typically occur in the home.
- The applicant will have an opportunity to read their home study once it is complete.