Quality foster and/or adoptive families and independent contractors providing respite services are needed for children and adults with special needs to thrive. We train and support you above and beyond the minimum requirements to help you be successful.
Services & Trainings We Provide:
- Licensing & Certification Trainings
- Adoption Services
- Respite Certification
- PS-MAPP (Partnering for Permanence and Safety: Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting)
- Medically Complex
- Deciding Together
License & Certification Training Available:
Adult Developmental Home: Become licensed under the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) for an adult (age 18+) with a developmental disability such as Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, or a Cognitive Deficiency. These adults may have connections to their biological families. Some placements may be legally responsible for themselves while others have a Court Appointed Guardian.
Adoption Services: Become certified through to adopt a child through the Arizona foster care system and some tribal foster care systems. There is minimal to no cost for this service.
Child Developmental Home: Become licensed under the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) for children age 0-17 years old, with a developmental disability such as Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, or a Cognitive Deficiency. These children may be in the custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS) due to abuse or neglect or their biological parents may have requested an out- of-home placement to for their child to reside.
DDD Certification: Become certified as a Family Foster Home (FFH) to care for a child receiving DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities) and ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care) services.
Family Foster Homes: Become licensed under the Department of Child Safety (DCS) to provide temporary care for children ages 0-18 removed from their biological family.
Kinship: For families typically already caring for relative children placed by the Department of Child Safety (DCS), become licensed as a Foster Family Home (FFH) home to get the foster care supports such as agency advocacy, respite services, and a subsidy from the state. (A Place To Call Home does not offer provisional licenses.)
Medically Fragile: Become certified to care for children with higher medical, behavioral, and developmental needs.
Respite Services: Respite is offered to all foster placements in A Place To Call Home foster homes and to children and adults receiving respite services through the DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities). Individuals providing respite services are independent contractors.
Training: is provided to meet all HRSS (Home Recruitment Study & Supervision) and DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities) contract requirements.
Tribal Foster Care: We contract with Native American Communities to provide foster homes to tribal children. The children are placed in the license type that meets their physical and developmental needs.