Foster care for older youth

The teen years are a time to help youth grow into the individuals they will become. More than half of the teens in Milwaukee are residing in group care. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is dedicated to finding families for all of the children we serve.

Most teens in foster care are there for the same reasons younger children are — abuse or neglect. Teens who exit the foster care from group care without a connection to a family are more likely to become homeless, on public assistance or incarcerated. You can make a difference.

Resources for parents considering fostering teens

To apply to be a foster parent in Milwaukee county download the application form (PDF). Fax the completed form to Langston Verdin at (414) 453-2538 or mail to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, or email to langston.verdin@cssw.org.

Useful resources for parents already fostering teens