St. Dominic's Home

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500 Western Highway
Blauvelt, NY 10913
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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Our Bronx-based Family Foster Care Programs provide a child with a safe and loving home that promotes growth and development. They also enable a child to maximize his/her fullest potential.

Our goal is that every child achieves permanency via reunification with his/her parents, relatives, friends, and/or adoption.

We recognize that the children placed in our care and the families we serve have experienced intense trauma, and we are here to support and guide them through this difficult time. We provide extensive training to both staff and foster parents to support them every step of the way.

We take great pride in our work and in our unwavering commitment to the success of the children and families we serve.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

Raising foster children is a rewarding and life-changing experience. You can make a real difference in a child's life, helping them on a path toward success.

Remember that fostering affects the whole family, so talk to your partner and biological children if you're considering this journey. Learn more about what to expect and ensure it fits your lifestyle. You must be healthy and have enough time and energy to care for a child and meet their needs. This is important for gaining foster parent approval because every child must have this foundation of support.

Each state has requirements for foster parents. In New York, applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Live in a safe and stable environment
  • Have enough space for a foster child
  • Show financially stability
  • Prove that all family members are in good health
  • Pass a background check
  • Clear a home safety inspection
  • Attend required foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study process
  • Provide a minimum of three character references

Foster families in New York can rent or own their homes. Adults can become foster parents no matter their marital or divorce status. All adults who are living in the home with foster children must pass the New York required criminal background check. Every adult must complete both state and federal background checks and undergo fingerprinting.

Interested candidates can make the first call to foster services and get the approval and licensing process started. Contact the New York Office of Children and Family Services (NYOCFS) or your local Department of Social Services (DSS). The first step after expressing interest will be to attend a foster orientation. Potential foster parents can learn about the approval process at the event and get questions answered by a foster child advocate.

The foster parent training requirement begins with pre-service training. After getting licensed, foster parents must participate in ongoing training and educational programs.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.1 / 5
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Brian C
May 29, 2023

Attended the 68th annual fall festival as a vendor. Very nice event and very nice grounds. Will definitely be coming back.

Rating: 4

Ally Pat
May 24, 2022

Terrible organization.

Rating: 1

Unity is the key
Dec 12, 2021

I was there when I was 11rys old for two years 77'-79'. I was very much respected by the nuns even thou I was a little Muslim boy. They never fed me pork and responded to all my needs. And the snacks at night before bed (milk and our choice of cookies) help me sleep every night. Also saw the Ali vs Frazier fight there. Great summer time memories the pool and track and field. This place will always have a place in my heart. Sick bay (the clinic) always made sure we were not sick and well kept health. It's outta sight but not outta mind! One day I will return and pay a visit and thank you all.

Rating: 5

Jose Antonio Martinez Dietsch
Nov 01, 2021

Best school I had friend that I use to talk

Rating: 5

Twink Tech Marketing
Jun 12, 2021

I was there in 1963 excellent education,very spiritual,I was raised up with Discipline. Saint Dominic‘s was a second home for me and for my little brother these people were great The father and the nuns were great with great respect and may God bless this place more and more each day Charles.

Rating: 5