Placement at Foster's Home:
Foster’s Home accepts public and private placement of children at the following Levels of Care: Basic, Moderate, and some Specialized. It is a nonprofit agency providing residential group care and foster care. Children are accepted through private placements, Juvenile Probation departments, and Children’s Protective Services. Children in placement at Foster’s Home are raised in a family home setting, living and learning through The Sanctuary Model®. They attend weekly church services, are involved in the Erath County 4-H program and attend Stephenville Independent School District.
Foster’s Home for Children provides a tutoring program called Achievers for each of our youth. Each student comes for tutorials for one hour on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This program provides certified teachers to help the youth with their homework and to help the student learn any concepts that they may have missed during their previous school years. At Achievers, the high school youth work on their “My Future” book. This involves looking at job opportunities, technical schools, colleges, and universities that they may be interested in attending. They investigate the cost, the admission requirements, the degrees offered, housing, etc. The Achievers mission statement is : As teachers of the Achievers’ Program, our mission is to create a non-violent environment that encourages students to work to their highest capacity, doing required schoolwork completely and timely, and to explore new avenues of knowledge and skill while feeling safe in the classroom at all times.
The SOAR (Safety, Ownership, Advancement, Responsibility) accepts up to seven young adults. The program is designed for young adults from ages 18-22, who have aged out of foster care and need a base of support beneath them as they transition to life on their own. This independent living program is ideally suited to Stephenville, which offers a junior college, a university, and many great employment opportunities. Residents are expected to maintain student status, employment status, or a combination of both. Guidance and counseling will be available for residents as they spread their wings on the runway to a successful adult life.