Community and Family Services Foundation proudly offers the following services:
Our fully staffed licensing department appreciates the opportunity to meet with and guide prospective foster parents through the licensing process. They will meet with current foster parents who may have questions or concerns regarding their license and work with them to reach acceptable answers.
Our placement staff works with the State to ensure appropriate placements are made in our homes. We strive to make lasting, well-planned placements with the foster parents’ skills and the children’s best interests in mind.
CFSF offers Receiving Care Services to Washington State. This service offers bed space available at anytime during the day or night for those children with immediate safety needs. The Receiving Cares homes have been those of our most experienced and skilled foster parents who are willing and able to assess the needs of children and communicate those needs.
Foster to Adopt
CFSF is committed to permanency for all children. We have the ability to license foster parents in most areas of our state and support our families interested in foster-to-adopt. Over the years we have seen nearly 300 of Washington State’s children adopted into our homes. With this said we (CFSF) are not an “adoption agency”. If a family is looking at private adoption, out of state adoption or international adoption we are not able to assist. This family should seek the help of an adoption agency or attorney. It is our wish that your journey to find permanency for children is successful. Please do not hesitate to contact our Licensing Department with any of your questions.
Foster parents are assigned a Case Manager to work with them and the children in their home. Case Managers complete safety checks, work with State Social Workers to ensure the child’s needs are met and their rights are honored.
Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from
different parts of the whole family’s life. With help from one or more facilitators, people from the family’s life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend their perspectives of the family’s situation.
Each office offers training sessions throughout the year. Foster parents and employees are welcome to attend. Training sessions have included: Pre-Service Training (for those seeking foster care license), Minimum Licensing Requirements, Mandated Reporting, CPA Investigations, PAY/SAY, Reactive Attachment Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Education, Verbal De-Escalation, Bright Futures for Mental Health, Visitation Training. CFSF also has a staff member certified to conduct First Aid and CPR Training sessions.