Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent and Make a Difference

Hundreds of local youth and families need your help as they work through challenging times in their lives. Hillside foster parents provide a loving environment for youth ages 3 to 21 and help them learn important life skills. Both full-time and part-time foster parenting options are available.

As a Respite Foster Parent, you will provide care for youth in need of a break and to prevent a higher level of care. Hillside youth can access overnight respite for a night, weekend, or during school breaks. As a Respite Foster Parent, you will have the flexibility to provide care based on your availability. This program is taxable and requires you to file a 1099.

As a Therapeutic Foster Parent,  you will provide a safe and therapeutic environment for youth whose behaviors make it difficult for them to remain at home or can’t be managed at a lower level of foster care. The goal of TFC is to reunite youth with their families or if the child is freed, to establish a permanent adoptive family.

Foster Parents at Hillside  Receive:

  • Extensive free training
  • Guidance through the New York State certification process
  • A generous daily stipend to meet the youth’s needs
  • 24/7 on-call support

If you love children and want to help them succeed, learn more about foster parenting options. Call (585)-256-7500 or fill out this quick form.