IN HOME CONNECTIONS
In Home Connections
Connecting Communities with Foster Care Group Homes
OCJ’s Fostering Connections is designed to reach a forgotten and faceless culture within our society known only as “group home kids”.
They are part of the faceless generation; a group of children and youth who have to learn to survive in a world with no mom or dad to give direction, guidance, wisdom, correction or a warm embrace.
Our goal is to reach out to this forgotten and faceless generation. In Arizona alone, there are over 14,600 children are in the foster care system. Of these, over half are placed in group homes, each home housing up to 10 children and youth ages 6-18.
How can YOU make a difference in their lives?
OCJ Kids maintains a relationship with foster residential group homes located throughout The Valley. As a trained House Mentor you may visit the children and youth living in the group homes each week, based upon your schedule and the house’s availability.
It’s as easy as using what you are passionate about to impact the lives of foster children living in a group home. There are over 101 ways you can connect with with these amazing young people, to help instill hope, love and dreams for the future, to help them succeed as they walk through their life.
Below are the forms you’ll need to get started.
Interested in helping out? Great
Documents needed for all House Mentors
Confidential Worker Application
Volunteer Reference form (Need 2 references)
Current Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card, through AZ DPS (copy of front and back). Fingerprinting and application available at the training.
Criminal History Affidavit (forms will be notarized at the training)
Copy of Photo ID (front and back)
Central Registry Clearance Form
Background Check Authorization
DCS Confidentiality Form
Please contact us for more information
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Youth are amazing! They hope, dream, challenge, learn and lay the groundwork for their futures and ours. The education, experience and family values instilled in a teen will follow them for the rest of their lives. Every day, youth in society are exposed to unhealthy and unstable futures.
OCJ Kids’ mission is to equip foster and at-risk children and youth by providing them tools, resources, and positive role models to succeed and excel in every area of life.