Resources for Children & Families in Foster Care
In order to support resource families providing foster care and adoptive, guardianship, kinship, and respite families, we have the following resources available.
Statewide Warm Line
Providing information to youth and families in foster care daily from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. This is an information warmline for resource caregivers, also known as foster parents, as well as those who have interest in fostering or adopting. Warm Line offers information, referrals, and non emergency telephone or email support. Feel free to contact us during office hours, or leave a message after hours. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
These helpful lists of agencies and programs will help you navigate your resources. You may download the manuals in entirety or search by category for a quick glance.
Department of Human Services: Resource Family Basics
A summary of important information for DHS Resource Families
More Resources for Resource Caregivers
These are additional resources from DHS and various agencies that are helpful in navigating the child welfare system.