Level 1 Child-Specific Foster Parents
These programs license the caregivers as Level 1 child-specific foster parents and is intended to be a temporary resource while the children’s parents work through the challenges they need to in order for the children to safely return home. These caregivers can be relatives or non-relatives with a kinship bond to the child. Should the Court close the case to Permanent Guardianship, the Level 1 benefit becomes the GAP benefit and the services continue until the child reaches 18, or in some instances until the child reaches the age of 21.
Benefits of the Level1 and GAP Programs:
- Child receives Medicaid to cover medical, dental, and therapeutic services
- Training on how to better meet the needs of a child who has experienced trauma
- Ongoing support
- Connections to community resources including the Foster Parent Association
- Monthly benefit of $333 per month per child upon completion of licensing requirements
If you would like more information on the Community Partnership for Children’s Level 1 Program and Guardian Assistance Program or GAP, please contact Sara Odzinski at (386) 238-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.