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IN NEED OF EXTRA INCOME? You can supplement your income from home and make a positive impact in the lives of youth and our community by becoming a foster parent for refugee youth. These youth (11 to 17) have been displaced from their home countries of Burma, Afghanistan, and Africa because of civil war. They have much to offer us and our society. The foster parents’ role is to teach English and life skills to prepare these precious youth for living independently in America at age 21. One to three youth may be placed in a home, or more if there is a sibling group and enough space in the home. We are especially in need of two-parent homes in Davis and Salt Lake counties. One-parent homes are also welcome. Pay is a tax-free daily rate per youth which includes board, room, care and supervision, life skills, clothing and hygiene. $ 900+ per month. E.P.S supports parents through the entire length youth is in the home and will stay in contact regularly. Cash for foster home license and placement Cash for monthly training attendance Cash bonus annually Call for a no-obligation consultation with a foster care specialist for information on rates, requirements, and services. We are happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Call Chris at 801-529-6249, 801-982-1404, or visit us at www.ensignpeakservices.org.
+ Provide a clean, healthy, safe and warm home environment. + Have a parent's heart for global, teenage/young adult years. + Skills: Persistence. Patience. Problem-solving. Firm, yet, independence growth-centered, boundary setting. Creative approaches to difficult behaviors/moments. + Successfully pass a criminal background screening. + Have patience as youth work through past traumatic events and heal. + While a stipend is provided, the family must be able to make a living without the stipend, approximately $1500 per month with all bills paid. + Assist the youth in their identity growth e.g. religious (of the youth's choice); education; language learning; work; home life; extracurricular activities; a deep parental listening into being; creating non-hurried memories together; etc. + Car to get to appointments, including parent education workshops and counseling with issues like attachment. +Ability to accompany the youth into adulthood for as long as the young person into adulthood wishes to attach to their family; and the ability to let a young person/adult go if that is what they need to do that along the way. (These youth/young adults are not able to be legally adopted as a global relative could claim them at some point.)
Must have room available in the home. Single parents are eligible. Must be available to stay in the home during evening hours.