Child Foster Care Program

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Making a Difference at Home

Since 1981, we have been licensed by the State of Michigan as a child placement agency. The Child Foster Care program provides temporary, emergency, and long-term care for children ages 10 to 17, though we are licensed to help from birth to 17 years old. We accept referrals from Community Mental Health Boards, Department of Human Services, Family or Trial Courts, or Listening Ear’s Runaway & Homeless Youth Program. Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis.  

We Need Your Help

We’re currently seeking families in Mid and Northwestern Michigan who are interested in providing foster care for these young people, especially for families who can provide a supportive home for older children. These children may have developmental, physical, medical, emotional, or behavioral challenges, as well as family issues. However, our Foster Care Professionals will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process, provide training and 24/7 support.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Foster Parent, please contact us by email at contact@listeningear.com or by phone at (989) 772-2918.