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What is the Foster Care Village?
The Foster Care Village represents more than 115 years of experience in caring for children. From our beginning as an orphanage to our days as a children’s home and later a group home campus, we’ve maintained our commitment to providing excellent care and evolved to meet the needs of children and families. Rooted in the best and brightest model of trauma-informed care, the Foster Care Village ensures that each child becomes a member of a family.
When Foster Families move to the Village, they get the keys to one of PCHAS’s spacious homes where rent, utilities, internet and landscaping expenses are waived. Foster families also receive a generous monthly reimbursement. Village families share PCHAS’ commitment to ensuring that siblings, even in large sibling groups, can remain connected by making our homes available for 5 or 6 children at a time, which may include up to 2 biological or adopted children. Just like all foster families, Village families have the final say regarding placement, so we look to them to play a very active role in placement decisions.
Staff are near and available to offer support, but look to foster families to lead their home and offer children the guidance from parents that they need. Counseling is made available, on-site, for every youth in care. Children attend public schools and the Village Education Services Director supervises after school tutoring and provides additional support within Itasca ISD. CLICK HERE to learn more about additional educational supports for current youth, as well as former residents of our historic campuses in Itasca and Waxahachie.
Amenities in this private community make the Village a great place for families. At the Village, families have access to the activity center, swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room, basketball and tennis courts, prayer garden, and disc golf course. The Village Life Coordinator plans weekly learning and fun activities for children to enjoy and campus staff are available to assist with college and vocational preparation. And, because all families need support, on-site overnight care is provided by a family that is known and loved by everyone in the Village. Foster families can take advantage of this support on a monthly basis.
We want to meet great couples interested in becoming Foster Families at the Foster Care Village. If you're looking for a full and vibrant family life and you love raising kids, we want to get to know you.
For more information, connect with Andrew Rogers at 254-701-8239 or Andrew.Rogers@pchas.org.