The Bair Foundation has Partnered with Franklin County Children Services to Transition Foster Families After Privatization was Approved

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The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries in Columbus, OH is committed to the provision of quality care and services to Franklin County foster youth and is working diligently to help foster families make the transition to a private agency.

The Bair Foundation is working with Franklin County to help make the transition easier for their families.

In an effort to shift the focus from Foster Care to Kinship Care (placing children with extended family members instead of into a foster home), Franklin County, Ohio is privatizing their foster care program. 260 foster families will be required to transition to a private agency before June 1st. As their community partner, The Bair Foundation is working with Franklin County to help make the transition easier for their families. The Bair Foundation has offered several informational meetings and one-on-one opportunities for Franklin County families and provided the tools needed to complete the transfer process without disrupting their current placement.

With over 45 years of experience, The Bair Foundation is able to provide exceptional support and leadership to Franklin County Foster Families as they navigate through these uncertain times. The Bair Foundation will provide additional training if needed to Franklin County families to enable them to meet the therapeutic, emotional and medical needs of every foster child. The Bair Foundation provides 24/7 support and availability through a professional staff, and is in the process of implementing a new treatment model, SITFC (Structured Intervention Therapeutic Foster Care) with proven outcomes and success.

Going forward, The Bair Foundation will continue to nurture a strong interpersonal relationship with Franklin County to uphold their standards by providing exceptional care to the community’s foster children. In the event a Kinship family cannot be located, The Bair Foundation will be available with a foster family matched to meet the specific needs of the child.

Dionne Pressie, Intake Director for The Bair Foundation Columbus office has planned another Information Night for any Franklin County foster family who is still unsure of which agency they want to transfer to and any family who is interested in becoming a newly certified family. The meeting will be held at The Bair Foundation office, 665 East Dublin-Granville Road – Suite 300 in Columbus, OH on Tuesday, May 15th from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Additional information can be obtained by calling the local office at 614-846-6265.

About The Bair Foundation
Since 1967, The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries, a non-profit organization has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families in crisis. With 34 offices in 8 states, they offer a myriad of services which include: Therapeutic Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, & Outpatient Services.

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