SafeGuards Foster Care

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SafeGuards / PFA Update Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SafeGuards/ PFA would like to take a moment to update you on what we are doing as an organization in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The COVID-19 news cycle is seemingly updated every hour or even less. SafeGuards/ PFA is committed to constant monitoring of the situation and will be communicating with our various stakeholders as updates are needed.

SafeGuards/ PFA has as its top priority the safety and wellbeing of our clients and associates.

At present we do not have any presumptive positive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff or clients, so our efforts have been concentrated on making sure we are following CDC guidance on cleaning/disinfecting of communal areas, as well as encouraging our associates to practice appropriate hygiene to prevent transmission of infectious disease (frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when coughing, avoiding contact with ill people, etc.).

We are also modifying programming for the juveniles enrolled in the foster care program. Starting Monday, 3/16/2020, we will not have youth participating in services at the office buildings and will be implementing video conferencing sessions for each foster home. Those services will include case management, home safety and clinical interventions.

We will offer telephone calls for youth family members from the foster homes.

We will be post-poning any visits that are scheduled for the week of 3/16/2020.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, via email or at the number below, with any questions you may have. I will work with you to get the answer or information requested.

Thank you,

Jennifer Mongi and Scott Dengler

jmongi@rsots.com sdengler@rsots.com

610-372-1484 610-372-7960

What is the SafeGuards Foster Care Program? 

The SafeGuards program is a unique, full continuum of foster care, designed to treat sexualized children and adolescents who cannot remain with or return to their legal family.  SafeGuards Foster Care is a local agency that provides help to many children in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Our program is distinguishable from other programs because our agency strives to help children succeed and overcome severe obstacles in order to become responsible members of the community.  The SafeGuards program emphasizes accountability and promotes a youth's desire to develop social, educational and emotional skills for future suceess. 

SafeGuards youth have reported a wide range of neglectful and abusive experiences.  SafeGuards utilizes a family living situation in order to assist youth in developing healthy relationships with both adults and with their peer groups.  Constructive role modeling by foster parents is a cornerstone of the agency. 

Benefits of becoming a Foster Parent with SafeGuards...

- Foster Parents receive a $1700 a month stipend per child placed in their home. This stipend is tax free reimbursement for the care of a foster child.
- 24/7 On-Call Service from trained staff
- Orientation Training and Weekly Support Groups offered to all foster parents
- Case Management Support for each Foster Family. 

 

 


Are you able to be a Role Model?

Our professionals continue to seek out strong, enthusiastic individuals and families who have the drive to respond to the special needs of our youth. 

Foster Parents that SafeGuards is looking for are...


- Willing to make a difference in their community.
- Able to open their home to provide a safe, supervised learning environment for a youth in need.
- Patient, Non-judgmental and willing to share life skills in a respectful manner.
- At least 21 years of age.
- Are willing to be reliable, flexible, provide transportation and be willing to work as a member of a treatment team.
- Are able to attend specialized training for foster parents. 

-No children under the age of 18 years of age can reside in the home.

-Be able to pass child abuse,criminal and FBI checks.

-Meet home safety requirements.

Interested Individuals should call:

610-372-1484


  • Member of Greater Lehigh Valley Foster Care Coalition 

 

For more information about foster care or if you are interested in becoming a foster parent in a growing and innovative foster care program, please contact:

Foster Care Recruiter:  - 610-372-1484      

SafeGuards is an EOE agency