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 Information Session

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

Learn More

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

Adapting at DePaul

Foster Care

COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, and not surprisingly, the way our foster care program operates. Foster care team members have learned to stay safe and social distance, while still maintaining important communications with foster families and children. “We cannot stop the essential work of assessing the wellbeing of our children and providing […]

Learn More

Adapting at DePaul

Finance/Human Resources

DePaul Community Resources cannot open doors to hope and belonging without a Human Resources and Finance team it can count on. Under normal circumstances, this is the busiest time of year for our finance team as they prepare for the coming fiscal year’s budget. It typically takes about three months to put together our organization’s […]

Learn More

Spotlight Stories

Phases of Foster Care

Fighting to Beat the Odds Mackenzie never expected to be where she is today—a happy and healthy 19-year-old high school graduate working on a nursing degree. Mackenzie spent years in the foster care system trying to find her place in the world. She entered the system when she was about 8 years old. She struggled […]

Learn More

Adapting at DePaul

Independent Living

Our Independent Living team at DePaul works hard to support young people ages 18-21 as they transition from life in foster care to life as adults. That support is still there, even though it looks a little different these days, due to COVID-19. “I miss them just as much as they miss us. But we […]

Learn More

Adapting at DePaul

Adoption

DePaul’s commitment to finding forever homes for children in need continues. Our adoption team is adjusting and adapting to make sure children have families that love them unconditionally and families have the support they need to thrive. The Adoption Through Collaborative Partnerships grant, or ATCP, covers the pre-adoption part of that effort. The ATCP team […]

Learn More

Adapting at DePaul

Sponsored Residential

The need for compassionate caregiving never stops, not even for COVID-19. DePaul’s sponsored residential team knows that need is still there and is adapting to meet it. “I am lucky to be blessed with such resilient and hardworking staff,” said Amber Wieringo, director of residential services. The sponsored residential team works to find compassionate caregivers […]

Learn More