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Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes Resources 

We have several homes available for children in need in the Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas.  Please see a few of the resources available below.  For further information please contact the main office 705-743-5689

1.  Located 10 mins outside a city centre on a large 2 acre property consisting of a married couple.  This home currently has two long-term placements or respite bed available.  With more then 10 years experience in treatment foster care this home identifies with a preference of working with children who have difficulties with attachment and trauma.  The treatment foster mother is on the board for CPRI in London, has practical experience in circle of security training and is a strong advocate for children and youth.  The foster father is now retired and enjoys spending the majority of his time with the children teaching life, trade and social skills to the children within their care.  PRIDE training completed and SAFE home study.

2.  The foster home is located in a family friendly area within a city centre.  The foster home consists of a single female.  The foster parent's natal children are grown adults who have moved out of the home.  The foster home has one bedroom available for placement.  The foster mother has over 30 years experience in child and family services, with a B.A. in Psychology and Child and Family Developmental studies, a diploma for Community Service Worker and various early childhood education courses.  The foster mother can provide a nurturing environment for a child or youth placed within her care.  PRIDE training and SAFE home study completed. 

3.  Located in a family friendly neighbourhood in a city centre the family consists of a married couple with one natal infant son.  This family has one bed available for a child or youth.  The foster father demonstrates excellent relational and empathy skills for children and youth.  He states having a passion to be a positive role model for young people in care.   The foster mother is a stay at home mom who is able to provide excellent structure, consistency and routines.   The foster father has been long term employed as a CYC in a group care setting.  As a partnership, the couple describes being able to emotionally support and balance one another, resulting in a healthy relationship.  This home would be ideal for a child or youth requiring a calm environment.  

For more information on these or other resources available please contact the main office at 705-743-5689

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