Joining Seneca’s team of caring and committed foster parents begins with completing the following survey. If you would prefer to speak with someone instead, please feel free to call us during business hours at 1-877-380-5300.

Become a Foster Parent

Resource parent/caregiver options
  • Resource Parents
    Individuals and families who open their homes to a child, teen or a group of siblings. All Seneca Resource Parents receive our comprehensive training and support throughout their time caring for youth in foster care. Resource parents receive a stipend to supplement the cost of caring for the youth in their care.
  • Enhanced Resource Parents
    Individuals and families who care for a child or a sibling set (over the age of ten) for a period of up to six months. These caregivers undergo our most comprehensive training and are provided round the clock staff support. because the young people in their care. These caregivers receive an increased stipend to supplement their care and housing needs.
  • Respite Caregivers
    Individuals and families who want to support youth in foster care but cannot commit to long-term caregiving.  Respite Caregivers step in for resource parents to look after a young person while the resource parent tends to other matters, such as a business trip, caring for a sick family member or just a night out. Respite Caregivers receive the same high-quality training as resource parents but may not meet the standard approval requirements.
  • Enhanced Respite Providers
    Individuals or parenting duos who are fully-approved resource parents but specialize in providing short-term respite coverage for other resource families. These caregivers live in Seneca-provided housing and commit to providing a minimum of 15 days of respite to other families each month.