Placement services ensure that children who are removed from their homes have a safe place to live while their families’ work through their case plans. Placement options include licensed foster homes, relative or non-relative placements or group care. All needs for out-of-home placement are coordinated through the Communities Connected for Kids placement department.
Placement works with our four contracted Child Placing Agencies – Camelot Community Care, 4KIDS of the Treasure Coast, Prevention Central and Place of Hope – to identify the most appropriate placement for a child. Placement also coordinates with local group homes and shelters, like Hibiscus Children’s Center, Real Life Children’s Ranch and Brighter Futures, as well as specialized therapeutic providers throughout the state. Placement tries to find the least restrictive, most family-like setting that will meet the needs of the child.
Board payments for caregivers are coordinated through Placement and Communities Connected for Kids’s finance department.