If you are caring for a teen parent and her non-detained baby, you can become a certified Whole Family Foster Home (“WFFH”) and receive additional financial assistance.
To become a Whole Family Foster Home, you either have to be a licensed foster parent or a relative caregiver who attends a WFFH training class offered at your local community college. To find a WFFH training class near you, call Kristine Grush at 1 – (213) 351-5714.
Once you are certified, you can get even more funding. There is an extra $200 a month available if you and the teen develop a Shared Responsibility Plan (SRP). This plan describes how you’ll work together to help her parent successfully.