Foster Care Information

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 Foster Parent Newsletter


What is Foster Care?
Sharing the warmth and love of your family, temporarily, with children who are separated from their immediate families.

Who are the children that need Foster Care?
Children of all ages whose parents or guardians are temporarily unable to provide proper care for their children.

How long do children stay with Foster Families?
Each situation is different. The courts and/or caseworkers will determine when foster children will return home.

  Foster Care Financial and Supportive Services

  • Reimbursement for board is determined by the age of the child, the degree of behavioral difficulty, and/or the severity of the child's handicap.
  • Medical and Dental care are provided.
  • A clothing allowance is provided for each foster child.
  • Monthly seminars are held as part of a continuing education program.
  • A caseworker is assigned to help you set goals and achieve them.
  • The Foster Parent Association meets monthly and provides an opportunity to meet and get to know other foster parents.

  Foster Parent Association

The Foster Parent Association is comprised of licensed foster parents who provide unconditional love, safety and well-being to Mahoning County Children in foster care. The Association meets monthly at Mahoning County Children Services:  222 W. Federal St., 3rd Floor, Youngstown, OH 44503. The meetings are open to all Mahoning County Children Services foster parents.


Please contact the Association President Tammy Parteleno for information and for meeting dates and times.

Foster Parent Association President:

Tammy Parteleno

Phone: 239.682.2534



  Contact Information  
To experience the rewards of Foster Care, start by calling us at 330-941-8888.
To request aadditional information or to have a Foster Care Specialist contact you,
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