Become a Foster Parent with YAS
If not YOU, then who?

Sponsored Content | April 5, 2023

There is an urgent need for foster parents across the U.S. with more than 400,000 children in the foster care system – and a disproportionate number of them identify as LGBTQ+. Many of these children don’t have an LGBTQ+ affirming home or person to turn to when they feel alone or scared. But by becoming a foster parent, you can be the person that lets a kid be a kid again.

Fostering with Youth Advocate Services (YAS) changes everything. It changes a child’s life. Their outlook. Their prospects. Their future. It supports and strengthens our community, and it will transform your life, too.

What You Can Expect from Us
As Ohio’s oldest therapeutic foster care agency, YAS is dedicated to helping central Ohio youth in foster care connect with families to receive support, compassion, and opportunities for future success. We work closely with our foster families, providing the support they need every step of the way (including adoption support!).

We provide:
• A dedicated YAS counselor and/or case manager.
• 24/7 support.
• Ongoing specialized training.
• Respite services.
• Experienced foster parent mentors.
• Donation support with clothing, school supplies, holiday gifts, and more.
• Tickets to community events.
• Holiday events and appreciation parties.
• Diversity and inclusion embedded in YAS culture. YOU are welcome here!

How You Can Help
You can foster children of all ages and levels of need. To make the biggest difference, you can support children who are most often left behind:
• Teens/Teen Moms
• Sibling Groups
• Children with emotional disorders
• LGBTQ+ Youth

If you have love to give, you have what it takes. Call 614-285-3767 or email today to be part of something special with YAS. Info sessions happening now.

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