The Marsh Foundation’s Foster Care Program provides services to children from birth to age 18 throughout Ohio. Our trained foster parents provide care for youth of all ages who are in need of a safe placement.
The goal of the Foster Care Program is to work directly with the child and, whenever possible, their families to help them learn to deal with underlying issues. Foster parents are also trained in the Teaching-Family model of care. Consultants are assigned to each foster parent and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They help create the child’s treatment plan, offer support and are available in crisis situations. Different foster homes in the network offer specialized treatment options. Homes for sex offenders, children with reactive attachment disorder and those preparing for independent living are offered.
A comprehensive independent living program is available to older youth that will soon be out on their own. Budgeting, cooking and job searching skills are just some of the topics covered. And, in the cases when foster care children need additional treatment, the Marsh clinical staff is available to provide services when needed.
We need you!
Foster parents are needed. Parents can be married couples or single individuals. They receive 40+ hours of intensive training before having youth placed in their home and additional training throughout the year following placement to maintain their license. Substantial reimbursement is also available to those who qualify. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact The Marsh Foundation today at 419.238.1695 ext. 360.
VAN WERT, Ohio – In 2014, Rob and Jennifer Sniegowski decided to pursue a foster care license with The Marsh Foundation. They were interested in growing their family and giving their daughter, Abigail, a younger sibling. After months of waiting, they were blessed two-fold with what has turned out to be a perfect match. In […][More]