NILES - Homes for Kids is hoping to make children smile by having local residents become foster caregivers to the many children needing families and homes.
The agency, located in Niles, provides treatment foster care to children who reside in the foster care system.
Danette Palmer, coordinator of marketing and development for Homes for Kids, said foster caregivers are provided with training and support. Those who wish to be a foster caregiver must be age 21 or older, have a strong support system to handle stress and crisis situations and be a resident of Ohio. Single people, couples or co-parents are eligible.
Palmer said reimbursement for daily care of a child will be provided ranging from $35 to $65, as well as for attending trainings, placement bonus, 24-hour emergency support services and referral bonus.
For information call 330-544-8005, Ext. 413, or email Karen@hfk.org.