What is the benefit of becoming a licensed caregiver vs what I am doing now?

Once you have become licensed and the children are foster placements, not only will you receive a daily per diem, you will be assigned a case manager who can support you and the children in your home. They can connect you with any necessary behavioral health services needed, link to other partner agencies for donation assistance, help you navigate the court process, assist with enrolling children in school or educational programs, and link you with other caregivers/foster parents for support.