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

News & Events

Moving Our Horizon

A Message From DePaul CEO Amanda Stanley At our recent donor appreciation brunch, we shared stories that demonstrated the deep impact this organization has had on the lives of those we serve. We put stories of belonging center-stage. How we tell stories, especially ones about overcoming adversity, matters a lot. Which ones we choose to […]

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Spotlight Stories

Love No Matter What

Unconditional love. Those two words may remind you of Hallmark cards, or wedding vows, or lines in your favorite book. But for Jared and Ashley Walding, those words were a commitment they made to two boys who were in desperate need. When Jared and Ashley got married, they knew they wanted kids but didn’t necessarily […]

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Creating Hats with Heart

Darlene Maddox is hard at work–her hands moving seamlessly and smoothly along the loom as she knits beautifully-colored hats. She’s got orders to fill and dreams to catch. Darlene is 68 years old. She has a mild intellectual disability. But that’s not how her life is defined. She’s an artist, a hat-maker, a creative mind. […]

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Carrying Their Burdens

Children in foster care often carry the heavy burdens of trauma, abuse, neglect, and the anxiety related to the uncertainty of their futures. Finding loving parents to help them carry that weight is core to DePaul’s mission. Greg and Gloria Killen are those loving parents. Greg and Gloria are in their late 60s, so they […]

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Love After Loss

Loss is never an easy thing to overcome. For Letitia Nalley, loss left an indescribable void that she would later seek to fill. Letitia’s son, Jeremy, passed away when he was just 26 years old. Jeremy bravely battled IPEX syndrome, which involves the development of multiple autoimmune disorders. “When you care for someone every day, […]

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The Journey to Independence

Stephen Sharp’s road to adulthood has not always been easy. Stephen was placed into foster care at the age of 16, after he stopped going to school and spent time in a detention center. He was a teenager forced to adjust to a new way of life in a group home. He found himself having […]

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