Maui Youth & Family Services (MYFS) is encouraging those who want to help young people to open their home and their hearts. MYFS is recruiting foster families for its Emergency Shelter and Therapeutic Foster Home Programs, which help provide a safe, family-based setting for 10-18 year-olds with behavioral and emotional issues who are experiencing difficulties in the home or community.
MYFS is a licensed Child Placing Organization that recruits and licenses foster parents with approval from the Hawaii Department of Human Services. Foster families receive extensive training and support from MYFS staff on how to help young people cope with daily stressors, manage emotions, make healthy decisions and strengthen family relationships. Foster families also receive financial assistance through MYFS.
“Every day we see the huge impact our foster families have in this community,” said Rick Collins, MYFS Clinical Director. “Offering a stable and caring home environment for our youth in need is an extremely rewarding and life-changing experience.”
Families involved in the Emergency Shelter and Therapeutic Foster Programs can provide youth with a temporary alternative to home for up to six months.
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