Regular Foster Care
Tucson / Southeast / Maricopa County / Pinal County
- A large number of Arizona children from birth to 17 years are removed from their families each year.
- These children are placed in foster care homes on a short-term basis until the issues that cause the family’s foundational breakdown and subsequent removal of the child from the home can be resolved and the family reunified.
- Many of these boys and girls come into the custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS) due to acute safety issues in their homes and a lack of access to healthy lifestyles and well being.
- DCS works with Intermountain to access, train and support foster families who can teach, encourage and nurture children who have experienced challenging circumstances in their young lives .
- Behaviors vary based on each child’s family histories.
- Children requiring foster care often suffer from night terrors, bedwetting, temper tantrums and intense fear of punishment.
- Removed from their families under emergency circumstances, children may arrive at foster homes with limited personal belongings.
- Intermountain’s Foster Care Program provides children with a stable, supportive family and home environment while working with the biological family to reunite them when it is safe to do so.