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.

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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

Spotlight Stories

The Thread of Thankfulness

Travis has big dreams. Go to college, study forestry, find a job he loves. He credits his foster home and foster parent Kathy for giving him the freedom to dream those big dreams. Travis was 13 years old when his world turned upside down. He knew his family was dysfunctional. He knew that the drugs […]

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Thankful for Life Together

Compassionate care can change a life. It’s a simple idea that holds power and holds true for Phyllis and Beverly. Beverly has severe autism. When she was welcomed into Phyllis’ sponsored residential home in 2003, she struggled to communicate or show emotion. Phyllis, who had initially welcomed Beverly as a short-term (respite) placement, felt called […]

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Helping Them Heal

Tasha Eaton has always wanted to heal hearts. When she heard about the need for foster parents in her community years ago, she knew she had found a way to do that. What started as a foster journey quickly became an adoption journey. Tasha’s foster children needed forever families, and she couldn’t bear to let […]

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Counting on Life-Changing Services

Kelly Cline fights back tears as she explains how post-adoption support services have helped her family. In the fall of 2015, Kelly and her husband Charlie traveled thousands of miles internationally to bring home their newly adopted son Nicholas. They spent two weeks abroad bonding and connecting with 4-year-old Nicholas before returning home, where their […]

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Adapting for Families in Need

Janelle Bronniman grabs her notepad and pen, puts on a cloth face covering, and walks toward a patio—the new location for her home visits with foster parents Kristina and Beth. COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, and not surprisingly, the way our foster care program operates. Caseworkers are getting creative with the ways […]

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Adapting to A New Normal at Harvard Home

From scavenger hunts to cookie decorating and all the backyard picnics in between, the ladies who live in DePaul’s Waynesboro group home, Harvard Home, are staying busy. Life for these ladies looks a lot different these days, like many of our lives do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard Home is adapting. The typical trips and […]

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