Specialized treatment foster care homes needed

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The Bair Foundation, a c serving the Western Pennsylvania region, is looking for host homes for their specialized treatment foster care program. Providing children with a safe and loving family to heal in, this program works to keep children out of more restrictive residential treatment centers as they learn to cope with their emotional issues. 

Specialized Treatment Foster Care (CRR) is an excellent option for families who have wanted to foster but fear having no help after accepting a child into their home. Bair’s CRR team provides 24/7 support to families plus specialized on-going training, in-home individual therapy, monthly support groups, and $65/day per diem financial reimbursement.

Abi Biroschak, CRR Recruiter for The Bair Foundation, reflected on the current state of the program, “We have so many children who want and need help in the form of a family and therapy. They are capable of so much, but they are struggling right now and need help. It breaks my heart that these kids have to wait to start healing because of a shortage of families saying YES.”

If interested in becoming a certified host home, families should reach out to The Bair Foundation New Wilmington office at (724) 946-2220 to receive more information. Once a family is ready to start the process, Bair will work alongside them to complete the necessary training and prepare their hearts and homes. While it can be intimidating to accept children into your home, Bair’s staff have seen first-hand the immense amount of healing that can occur when just one caring adult steps forward and says, “I believe in you! I know you can do better than your past, and I am prepared to help you heal and learn new skills and coping mechanisms.”

Since 1967, The Bair Foundation has been committed to building strong children, strong families, and strong communities. To learn more about The Bair Foundation and their CRR Program, please visit Bair.org.