Residential Resources

Residential Resources

VACFSS Residential Resources is responsible for the administration and management of foster homes in the Vancouver/Richmond geographic area.  This responsibility involves recruiting, training, supporting and monitoring Aboriginal foster parents as well as non-Aboriginal caregivers who have a connection to the Aboriginal community.

VACFSS also maintains a partnership with MCFD for the use of the staffed specialized resources for children and youth whose needs cannot be met in family care settings.

Our Residential Resources Program is guided by the philosophy that children need to remain connected with extended family, their heritage and community while in foster care. The approach is known as “inclusive foster care” and provides opportunities for biological and extended family members to participate in the day-to-day care of the children.