‘ERS’ has developed a program for fostering like no other. Each child is unique and presents with their own, individual strengths and challenges. Together we will work with your family to develop a plan to ensure your foster child has the best chance for success.
All Foster parents are paid $70 per day per child. This includes one 48 hour weekend of respite per month and up to forty-five (45) hours of one-on-one attention by a Child and Youth Worker per month for each youth in your care.
ERS offers more respite/relief hours for our Foster Parents than most companies out there and we believe these hours are a big part of what enables our Foster Parents to be as effective as possible and what helps our children be successful and reach their potential. The use of these hours is encouraged in an effort to achieve the set goals for development of social interaction in the community and with peers, upgrading of education and improvement of life skills.
One week’s vacation is provided to the foster parents if the child/youth does not leave the home during the course of the year for at least one week’s time for overnight camp or a home/family visit.
Foster Parents are trained by professionals only and receive an unlimited amount of support.
Foster Parents will have 24 hour telephone/online support service available by their area Supervisor as well as an ERS Therapist.
Soon after a child or youth is placed in your home a therapist will be available to the youth for an initial consult and regularly sessions thereafter.
The criteria and selection process is designed to seek out those who are committed to providing Excellence in Care and Service to Children and Youth
The following is a check list of support documentation gathered as part of the interview process that must be completed by each selected ERS foster family:
Support Documentation/Interview Process:
References (3 to 5)
Foster Family Medical
(Vulnerable) Criminal Reference Check
C.A.S Records Check
Insurance Coverage (home and auto)
Physical Home Assessment
Foster Care Service Agreement
Copy of Pet Vaccines