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Community Connections provides a high level of supportive services to foster parents by working together to meet the needs of children and their families.


SUPPORT SERVICES

Community Connections offers 24-hour on-call support, including crisis intervention services, home visits, respite services, ongoing training opportunities, referrals to community resources, and a foster parent mentoring program. In addition to an annual clothing allowance, Community Connections foster parents receive free shopping in The Closet Connection and are invited to annual appreciation events. Community Connections also supplies children in our foster care program with new spring outfits, new backpacks filled with school supplies, a new coat in the fall, and new holiday toys through our annual events.

CHILDREN SERVED

Community Connections serves children in foster care ages 0-21 with traditional needs, and a specialty in serving children with developmental or medically fragile needs.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FOSTER PARENTS

Community Connections foster parent applicants must live in the Metro-Atlanta area, be at least 25 years of age, be financially self-supportive, pass a criminal and child protective services (CPS) background check, provide references, and complete a medical evaluation and drug screen.

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Foster father reads to young girl.

All children deserve a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and helps them become the best they can possibly be.


STEP 1: ORIENTATION

Orientations are held each month for prospective foster parents and further describe the requirements to become a foster parent and services offered by Community Connections. Orientations are held at the Community Connections office located at 2300 West Park Place Blvd., Suite 114, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087.

Please contact Diane Jackson, Director of Recruiting & Training, at (770) 465-9644, extension 103, or send an email to diane.jackson@c-connections.com for information to attend the next orientation.

STEP 2: PRE-SERVICE TRAINING

Pre-service training classes are designed for prospective foster parents to obtain an overview of the foster care process and to make an educated decision on moving forward with the application process. After attending orientation, prospective foster parents can sign up for the next available pre-service training.

STEP 3: HOME STUDY

Once prospective foster parents complete the pre-service training and required documents are submitted, the home study consultations will be scheduled. A Community Connections representative will complete the home study and a fee will not be charged for the home study services.

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