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.

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We offer informative online webinars that you can access in your own home or office.

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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

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Keeping Connections No Matter What

DePaul’s OPTIONS day support centers looked different for much of 2020. To keep participants and staff safe, the centers paused operations. It was a difficult decision and adjustment for everyone involved. “It’s hard to be away from each other because we are like a big family,” said Renee Graves, the day support coordinator at Fishersville […]

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The Safe Space Between

The space between 10-year-old Bentley and DePaul clinician Molly McPike-Copenhaver may have grown, but that space is still as safe as it always was. Bentley, who has autism, is one of many connecting with DePaul’s community-based services staff members virtually. He meets with them a few times a week, and they make sure the virtual […]

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When She Needed Her Most

Amid great loss, Wanda Thompson and Christine Martin found each other. Christine, a young woman with autism, was 17 years old at the time. Her grandmother had been her lifelong caregiver. But now, her grandmother had terminal cancer, and their days together were slipping away. Christine needed someone to be there for her. Wanda felt […]

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Open Home, Open Hearts, Open Minds

Brett and Debra Martin began their journey as foster parents with an open home, open hearts, and open minds. They had hoped to adopt through foster care one day, but never imagined that would become reality so quickly. “We just wanted to provide a safe, loving home for anyone who came through for as long […]

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So Much Love for Lily

Robert and Jessica St. Clair never imagined their daughter Lily would live in someone else’s home. But they also never imagined that Lily would need more care and support than they could give, and that someone else’s home was exactly where she needed to be to live her best life. Lily, who is 11 years […]

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A Path Full of Promise

Nyi Nyi’s life is full of hope and possibilities and promise. He rents a tiny house, loves spending time at the park, and visits with some of his family from time to time. He worked hard to get here. Nyi Nyi was around 6 years old when he and his family arrived in the country […]

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