Foster Care

WHO WE SERVE

La Paloma Family Services provides services to children in foster care with both basic and therapeutic needs in the Tucson Metro area and Southern Arizona.

We provide services to abused, neglected and abandoned children in our foster families and ensure that their physical, emotional, educational, and recreational needs are being met.

La Paloma recruits, trains, and supports foster parents who are capable of providing a safe, structured and nurturing environment for children that are displaced from their homes.

For more information about our program…

contact Director of Foster Care Services
Mary Jeanne Chavez

(520) 343-1884

Interested In Foster Parenting?

For more information about becoming a La Paloma foster parent,
contact Foster Care Trainer & Recruiter
Marnie Greggs

(520) 429-4247

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

La Paloma recruits families, facilitates the initial licensure process, and provides on-going support to licensed homes. La Paloma licensed foster homes are offered respite care, foster parent support group, support groups for teenage foster specialist, advance training opportunities, in-home services, as well as consultations by a licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, and behavioral health counselor. Every family will be assigned to a caring, foster care licensing guidance, and advocacy.

 

General Requirements for Foster Care

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Can be married, single, divorce, partnered or cohabiting
  • Must have sufficient income to meet your family’s need without help from foster care reimbursement.
  • Must pass a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting and CPS records check.
  • Must attend a 30-hour pre-service training.
  • Must pass DHS home inspection.
  • Must have access to transportation.
  • Must have appropriate bedroom, bed and place for a child to store their personal belongings, children may share a bedroom.

Foster Parent Orientation Meetings

If you may be considering becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent, we have a great way to learn more and ask questions.Monthly orientation meetings are held at three location in Pima County. Reservations are not necessary.

Learn More About Becoming A La Paloma Foster Parent…  Download a Brochure

IS FOSTER CARE RIGHT FOR ME?

To learn more about foster parenting, attend a no-obligation orientation meeting.

Opening your heart and home to a child is a wonderful and life-changing experience for parent and child alike.

Each year there were hundreds of children in foster care in Pima County. Most foster children need temporary foster homes until they are able to return to their birth families; others, however, need permanent homes through adoption.

Foster parents provide on-going care and nurturing for children that have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect. Foster parents also work with the children’s birth parents and/or relatives to help families reunify.

Foster parents become active members of teams dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for each child. Foster parents might also assist the team in developing permanent plans for children in situations where safe reunification is not possible.

Adoptive parents provide new families for children who cannot be safely returned to their birth families. An adoptive parent makes a lifetime commitment to a child.

If you may be considering becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent, we have a great way to learn more and ask questions.
Monthly orientation meetings are held at three location in Pima County.
Reservations are not necessary.

Northwest

1st Wednesday of each month (begins February 5)
Quail Run Elementary School Cafeteria
4600 West Cortaro Farms Road
Tucson, AZ 85742
6-8 p.m.

Central

4th Tuesday of each month (no meeting December)
La Paloma Family Services Training Room
870 W Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ 85705
12-2 p.m.

South

2nd Tuesday of each month Pima County Juvenile Court,
Building M2225 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
6-8 p.m.

PARTNERS

CONTACT US

LOCATIONS

General Information (520) 750-9667 PSMAPPreferrals@lafrontera.org
La Paloma Family Services, 870 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ 85705, (520) 750-9667