Wisconsin Kids Need Care Where They AreThere are more than 7,000 children in out-of-home care at any given time in Wisconsin. It might surprise you to know that the majority of these kids aren’t in the biggest cities in the state; many are in towns and communities like yours.
One thing that makes foster care unique in smaller cities and rural communities is distance. We may have a home for a child, but if it’s a county or two away, or a 90-plus minute drive, that can feel like a whole different world to a child. Our goal is to find foster parents throughout Wisconsin and in enough corners of the state so that kids can stay close to their family, school, church, and friends.
More InformationSaintA is always seeking committed, loving foster families to care for children. To receive more information about foster care, please contact us at 855.GROW.HOPE or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our information request.
You may also contact a team member directly to learn about foster care needs near you.
- In Central Wisconsin, contact Heidi Seppelt at 715.204.6585 or email@example.com.
- In Western Wisconsin, contact Nicole Johnson-Weltzin at 715.520.7642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In Southeastern Wisconsin, contact Missy Dombrowski-Boling at 414.604.5123 or email@example.com.
Respite CareThis is temporary foster care that gives parents or foster parents a break. Providers must be at least 18, meet home and sleeping requirements if a child is to stay overnight, and pass criminal and caregiver background checks. Some providers may be required to complete training specific to a child’s needs. If you are not sure you are ready to become a foster parent, we always need adults willing to provide respite care. This experience may help you decide what it means to accept a child into your home.
How long does the whole process take? View the licensing timeline.
If you’re not sure you’re ready to become a foster parent, but would like to help in other ways, please visit our How You Can Help section.
For more information on our services, please visit our Resources section for contact information, meeting schedules, forms and more.