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Foster care programs
We offer several kinds of foster care programs. Find the one that's right for you.
General foster care
The need for foster care parents in Milwaukee County is great. As many as 100 children are removed from their homes each month because they are not safe. At any given time, more than 2,000 children are in foster care in Milwaukee County.
Respite foster care
Respite foster care is temporary child care which is provided in your home. It is a vital support service to full-time foster parents and other families. As a respite foster provider, you have the option to care for children according to your schedule and availability.
Treatment foster care
Treatment foster care is home-based care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe emotional, behavioral, physical or medical challenges.
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