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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.
Considering fostering teens?
- Is parenting teens right for your foster home?
- Reasons to foster teens
- What do teens want from foster care
- Fostering teen parents
- Fostering teens tips
- The impact of fostering on foster carer's children (PDF)
- Tip sheet on fostering older youth (courtesy of the Coalition for Children, Youth and Families)
To apply to be a foster parent in Milwaukee county download the application form. Fax the completed form to Amy Basting 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 Abasting@chw.org.
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