formerly St. Joseph Orphanage (855) 577-PATH (7284)
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Foster Care & Foster-To-Adopt

NewPath Foster Care has served foster children and families since 1990 but began as an Orphanage in 1829.
As the needs of the community have grown over the last several years and the increasing demands of foster children have become apparent as thousands of children in foster care need homes, we understand the importance of offering our foster children & families all the support and guidance they need. Our services provide care for families and children of all ages with all levels of mental & behavioral health concerns
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Prepare Your Heart.

Prepare Your Home.

Each foster child and family is paired with a licensed clinician with years of experience and understanding of the special care necessary for foster home success. When a special need is identified, we can access psychological and special education professionals within the community or through our agency’s continuum of care to provide the necessary support to maintain community placements.

Becoming A Foster or Adoptive Parent

NewPath serves children, from birth to age 21, who have been abused or neglected and need a stable home. We have an exceptional network of foster families located in counties across Southwestern Ohio, but many children still need foster families. We offer both therapeutic & traditional foster care. Therapeutic foster care and adoptive homes differ from traditional foster homes because the children may have emotional or behavioral problems. Foster parents receive special training to learn how to help children heal from their issues. Although this is a challenging task, the reward is great!

Benefits for Foster Parents & Foster-to-Adopt Parents

There are many benefits of becoming a Foster Parent, from the indescribable feeling you will have to help a child who needs YOU more than you could ever imagine to the incentives and reimbursements we offer you for your kind and caring heart.

Resources Available For You & Your Child

  • 24 Hour Treatment Staff On-Call
    • Emergencies & Therapeutic Needs
  • Treatment Staff that is Knowledgeable & Experienced in Foster Care
  • Access to a Full Array of Services:
    • In-home or In-Office Therapy
    • Case Management
    • Psychiatric Services

Payments & Reimbursements

  • Tax-Free Stipend
    • Paid by Direct Deposit Every 2 Weeks
  • Monthly Paid Training
  • Mileage Reimbursement for qualifying travel
  • $150.00 Wrap Around Fund
    • Available per Year per Youth for Expenses Not Covered by Foster Care per Diem
  • Paid Respite Care (14 Days)
    • $25 / day per child
  • Foster Parent Referral Bonus
    • Earn $400 Bonus for referring a friend to become a Foster Parent
    • $50 for completing pre-service, $250 for becoming licensed, $100 for the first placement

Holidays & Celebrations

May:

Annual Foster Parent Celebration

December:

Annual Christmas Party for Foster Parent & Child
New Christmas Gifts Given by Donors Every Year

Foster Care Myths & Facts, Foster Care Myths (busted)

There can be many reasons a person that wants to foster holds back.  There are a lot of myths out there, and we took a moment to bust them.  The truth is, we want you to become a Foster Parent and want to make it as easy as possible to begin your Foster or Adoptive journey. 

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