REFERRAL & PLACEMENT PROCESS
Bridgeway Family Homes provides specialized and treatment foster care programs to children, youth and young adults. We match individuals with complex care needs to the most skilled families and offer them comprehensive support services.
We respond to referral calls and emails 24/7, 365 days a year.
Placing Agencies can contact Bridgeway any time day or night. Our Placement Team responds in a time-sensitive manner to Placement Workers who have immediate referral needs.
We provide prompt, well-matched placement options.
Our priority is putting the needs of Foster Children, Youth, and Young Adults first. They can enter Foster Homes immediately without going into temporary Emergency Homes only to be moved again a few days later. A profile and homestudy of each Foster Family is shared promptly for the most thorough matching results.
OUR MATCHES MAINTAIN A
We comprehensively assess all referral information and match with excellence to the skill and experience of our Foster Parents.
We know our families well and offer the best placement matches.
Bridgeway is diligent in building strong relationships with every Foster Family. Our Placement Team communicates on a regular basis with all families and participates in new Foster Parent pre-service screening assessments, trainings, and orientation sessions. We believe that having an intimate knowledge of our Foster Families is essential for making the best placement matches for each referral. Our Homestudy Assessor is approved and certified to administer and complete SAFE Homestudy Reports.
We are committed to responsible partnership with placing agencies.
OUR PLACEMENT TEAM:
Coordinates pre-placement arrangements and placement transfers
Attends placement-related meetings with Placing Agency Workers, Supervisors and Directors as needed
Provides follow up to any concerns in a timely fashion with an accountable plan of action as it pertains to feedback
Attends 7-day visits
Places a high value on continual communication with Placing Agency Workers