FACT: At any given time, approximately 8,000 children are in foster care in Wisconsin. If you can provide a loving, safe and stable environment, get involved and make a difference...BECOME A DANE COUNTY FOSTER PARENT.
Becoming a Dane County Foster Parent
Who are the Children in Dane County Foster Care? These are children and youth in your community. They may be victims of abuse or neglect, or affected by domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, or do not have a strong support network to help them cope with everyday challenges. They want to remain connected to their families, even if they are unable to live with them.
Dane County Foster Care Statistics:
Victims of child abuse/neglect
Youth of color
Siblings (average of 2 children)
Under the age of 5
Age 12 and older
OUR TEENS NEED YOU!
At any given time, Dane County has 40-50 teenagers who need a foster home. Often they are placed in either temporary foster homes or more restrictive placements such as group homes and shelters. Studies show that teens placed in foster care are less likely to return to care and have more successful outcomes than youth placed in more restrictive settings.
When you foster teens, you have the ability to help them succeed as adults by preparing them to effectively transition to adulthood. You can help them access funding for college and other job training opportunities. When foster parents stay connected to youth after they become young adults, they are less likely to become homeless or incarcerated. If you can help just one teen, you are making a huge difference for generations to come.
For more information on Foster Care in Dane County, please call 608-242-NEED (242-6333).
HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
GET THE PROCESS STARTED TO BECOME A DANE COUNTY FOSTER PARENT
UPCOMING INFORMATION MEETINGS:
THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2020
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH, 2020
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH, 2020
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2020
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2020
Start Time: 7 p.m. Dane County Department Of Human Services 1202 Northport Drive, Room 110 Madison, WI 53704
Can’t make it to a meeting? Call 608-242-6303 to set up an individual meeting!