Child Referral Sources
Dependent of The Court:
Domestic County Foster Care — children from one day old to nineteen years of age
Military related child whose parent(s) are in the military
Transitional housing for foster children who are in the process of aging-out of the court system and need independent living support
Ward of The Court:
Juvenile probation child who has a minor offense and must be placed outside his/her home
Child unaccompanied by a parent or related adult
Child accompanied by a parent but a parental emergency necessitates the placement of the child(ren)
Private Placement (voluntary care, without financial reimbursement)
Churches who are community service oriented, encourage their parishioners to volunteer their homes and families to provide normally short-term Hosanna Homes supervised care to congregants or the community-at-large
Parent medical/emergency child needing out-of-home care
Parent incarceration which will not necessitate the involvement of Child Protective Services
Parent(s) needing a short-term parenting break due to possible family, emotional or mental issue
Categories of Care
Hosanna’s foster parents are certified to welcome children who have been removed by Child Protective Services from their home on an emergency basis, meaning they may be returning home within a few days.
Children who will not be returning home and will not be adopted are placed with foster parents for an undetermined amount of time.
Foster children who will not be returning home and have no relatives able to provide care, need permanency and possible adoption. These children are placed in foster homes where the families are open to possible adoption. These children are typically older than 18 months.
Hosanna is licensed to certify foster families to care for children requiring intensive treatment. These are children who are seriously emotionally disturbed and deserve extra love and attention so they don’t have to be moved to a group home or receive even more intensive treatment. The Hosanna foster family that is certified to care for these children receives 60 hours of additional special training and are reimbursed at a higher rate. These children need the extra care, and Hosanna needs parents with a special calling to this rewarding area of ministry.
Voluntarily (no financial support, but Hosanna supervision) receive community child(ren) who’s parent(s) are in crisis and desperately need child care assistance. Example: A single parent needs surgery but has no family or friend child care resource. A Sanctuary Family provides care without financial support, usually for a short-term duration during surgery and recovery of the single parent.