What is foster care?

CHS provides foster care resources for children who need placement outside their own homes. Some children need short-term foster care placement during a family crisis, while others need care because of abuse or neglect. Families are needed to provide children with safe and loving home environments while a long-term, permanent plan is achieved for the child. We work in partnership with DHHS/DSS and a stipend is provided toward room, board and clothing for the child.