KidsPeace Vineland, NJ, Foster Care Office Seeking Foster Parents
KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs opened a new office in Southern New Jersey in late January 2009. The FCCP office is located in the town of Vineland in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The Vineland office places foster children in treatment homes not only in Cumberland County but also Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.
The office is in a rural area of Vineland between Atlantic and Cumberland counties and is surrounded by farmland and woods. There is a middle school near by, and the downtown area is only fifteen minutes away. The Vineland office employs one Family Resource Specialist and will soon be hiring a casework supervisor and a part time nurse.
The Vineland program is working closely with KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus to try to find appropriate homes for children from South Jersey who have been placed in KidsPeace residential treatment. The hope is that children can return to their home communities as quickly as possible. In particular, our Family Resource Specialist, Deborah Bontcue, is currently working hard to place two children from our main campus in Pennsylvania who have been referred for placement to the Vineland Office. One child is a fifteen-year-old African-American female who enjoys singing, dancing, and watching Disney movies. She is looking for a forever family to talk with her, go shopping and have fun together. There is a family that has been matched with her, and they are currently waiting to be licensed by the State. The other child who is in need of a treatment home placement is an eighteen-year-old male who enjoys arts and crafts and helping others and is very warm and kind.
The Vineland FCCP continues to look for loving, nurturing and patient families to care for older children with therapeutic needs in South Jersey. The program is not only looking for families for children from our main campus in Pennsylvania, but also for the many children in foster care in South Jersey who are looking to have a family to call their own. If you are interested in getting more information or know someone who would be a fabulous treatment parent, please contact the KidsPeace FCCP Vineland Program:
345 N. Lincoln Avenue
Ste. A2, Box 12
Vineland, NJ 08361