Foster Care

What Does a YCS Foster Parent Look Like?
    • Foster parents may all look very different, yet they all share a heart that is prepared to give a child understanding, patience, compassion, empathy, guidance, a strong arm to lean on and a warm embrace when times are tough.
    • We are here to help you become a Specialized Foster Home Parent. If you can provide a loving, safe and stable home for a child, youth or young adult (ages 4-22) with the special needs, you may qualify to become YCS Specialized Foster home Family.
    • Caregivers receive a monthly stipend of up to $1,500 a month to care for their child as well as a clothing allowance, medical coverage and all the necessary therapeutic support services to insure your child gets the best care.
    • A foster child–no matter how young or old yearns for a parent’s love, protection and reassurance that everything’s is going to be OK.
    • A loving foster parent understands this and has that special ability to see through their child’s pain and challenges. A compassionate foster parent sees their child as a gift with unique strengths and abilities.
      To learn more and discover if becoming a specialized foster parent to a child with emotional/behavioral 
      challenges or intellectual and developmental delays is right for you, please call:  

1-888-322-5437 Northern/Central Jersey
-877-482-4453 Southern Jersey