Young House Family Services, Inc.

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400 S. Broadway St.
Burlington, IA 52601
United States

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Monday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM-4 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Young House Family Services remains firm in our commitment to helping adults, children, and families overcome the obstacles and everyday personal and social trials they are facing.Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES) provides an array of short-term temporary services to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children up to the age of 18. Shelter Alternative and Diversion Services provide an on-call Crisis Intervention Specialist to help with family conflicts that have escalated to the point and intervention is necessary.
Emergency Juvenile Shelter Services provide short term shelter bed placements.

Christamore Family Treatment Center offers comprehensive residential treatment services for at-risk youth ages 11-17. Christamore Family Treatment Center provides a safe, secure, and structured living environment for the clients and families served. The length of treatment will vary according to the unique needs of the client and their family as determined by an intake assessment client and family input, referring working, and ongoing evaluation. The philosophy of this program requires parent’s involvement where the family is seen as a partner in the treatment process. Progress through treatment is set by individual clients and their commitment to change.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care

Requirements to become a foster parent

Many new parents are worried they'll be on their own if they decide to foster. That's not true; you have tons of support on your side.

You have the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS). Your local DHS recruits and approves families for fostering and adoption. They also place children with approved parents.

The Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association has handbooks, contact phone numbers, information on training and case plans, useful PDFs for foster parents, and more online.

You also have your local child-placing agency for assistance. They're licensed and approved to train parents and place children in homes. You can find information on how to navigate the legal system or tips for working with birth parents, for example.

Many state non-profits dedicate themselves to assisting foster youth and the families caring for them. They may help with basic care, such as clothing or food, or educate parents on specific topics.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.3 / 5
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Me Me
Jul 03, 2022

Will never forget this place always a soft spot for me Jan showman was the best!

Rating: 5

Lindsey Ford
Mar 23, 2021

The people here are amazing. Very caring and the BHIS staff is wonderful.

Rating: 5

Dorothy Thorne
Jul 11, 2017

Great staff!

Rating: 5

Denise Davis
Oct 05, 2016

This place is wonderful!

Rating: 5