HELPING YOUTH BUILD A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE
Children with special needs and youth need to have an environment where
they can reach their milestones while being protected and loved. The
Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CAS) wants to ensure that youth coming
into care have such an environment in a family
based setting. A special need child or teenager is dependent on his/her
caregiver and therefore need to know that he/she really belongs to a
home with identifiable surroundings.
Far too often there are not enough
families and they end up in a group home. Group
Homes can help provide temporary stability but researchers have proven
that they do not provide a sense of belonging, a sense of family.
Furthermore, there is also a greater possibility for teenagers and
special needs children to age out of the system alone,
without a family.
Fostering is a commitment to provide safety, security and predictability
in the lives of children and youth who require a temporary, short-term
out-of-home placement. Foster parents open their hearts and homes to
children and youth in need.
Did you know that there are youth in group care who are waiting for a foster family?
Possible foster families may email by clicking foster care or contact foster care by phone at: 613-747-7800 ext 5130