Become a Foster Parent
Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent

In Virginia, the need for supportive, nurturing foster homes is great.

At DePaul Community Resources, we are always looking for compassionate individuals who want to open their homes and hearts to children and teens in need. Our foster parents come from all walks of life—married or single, young, middle-aged, or retired. What matters to us is that parents can provide guidance, safety, and structure to the young people in their care.

Attend an Informational Session

We offer informational meetings in our local Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke offices, as well as interactive online webinars that you can attend from anywhere.

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Become a Foster Parent — Contact Our Staff Today

Call your local recruiter to learn more about the process of becoming a care provider for a child or teen who needs you.

News & Events

Sponsored Residential Resources

Sponsored Residential vs. Adult Foster Care

Sponsored Residential Vs. Adult Foster Care At DePaul, we are committed to supporting personal choice, promoting individual growth, and improving quality of life for the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve. One way we accomplish this is through our Sponsored Residential program, which offers personalized care to individuals in a home-based setting where […]

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News & Events

You Made Room for OPTIONS

Your support during the renovation of our Roanoke office to accommodate the relocation of our day support program is one that has allowed our organization to completely customize the space to fit the needs of the individuals we serve. “The new OPTIONS Day Support is a well-deserved center that gives our individuals the opportunity to […]

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News & Events

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. What impact will your […]

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Spotlight Stories

Going Above and Beyond

When Ashley and Jared Walding decided they wanted to become parents, they knew the foster-to-adopt route would be the best way for them to grow their family. Both Ashley and Jared work in the education field, specializing in behavior analysis and assisting children with special needs. In their profession, the Waldings often see children without […]

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Spotlight Stories

Keeping the Door Open

During the 18 years they provided foster care, Johnny and Jeanette Taylor had never intended to adopt. They had already seen their biological children through to adulthood, fostered numerous children and teens, and felt content. When a quiet, 14-year-old boy named Zeak was placed in their home for short-term foster care, the Taylors welcomed him […]

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News & Events

Governor proclaims October 2018 to be Disability History Awareness Month in Virginia

WHEREAS, according to the 2016 Disability Status Report from Cornell University, nearly 12 percent of Virginians, over one million individuals, have a diagnosed disability; and WHEREAS, people with disabilities have made profound contributions throughout history, but they have not typically been included in history books or studied by children during their school years; and WHEREAS, […]

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