Focus on Youth
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Focus on Youth, Inc., founded and incorporated on February 5, 1992, is a non-profit, faith based foster care, adoption, and mental health agency.  We are located in southwest Ohio and serve neighboring counties by licensing quality foster homes and providing mental health services to youth.  The primary services provided by Focus on Youth, Inc. are:


  • Recruitment and licensing quality foster homes, both traditional and treatment foster care
  • Matching skilled families to youth for placement  according the special needs of the youth 
  • Provision of mental health therapy for youth and families  
  • Professional training and development programs for foster parents, adoptive parents, and licensed social workers  


Our staff has over 100 years of experience in foster care and adoption, not only as social workers, but also as professional foster parents, adoptive parents, and siblings to foster and adopted youth.  Our well trained, skilled staff will assist you with making the best decision for you and your family on becoming a foster family. Because of our experience in screening, assessing, training, and licensing foster parents, we offer quality foster parent and adoptive parent homes that provide stability, structure, and nurturance to youth of all in need.  To watch a short video about Focus on Youth, click here.


Our programs and services are governed by all applicable federal and public laws, MEPA, the Ohio Revised Code  (state law), Ohio Administrative Code (Ohio Department of Job and Family Services rules), and Focus on Youth, Inc. agency policies. 


To experience who we are and feel the warmth of our agency, we extend an invitation to you to call and talk with us further about fulfilling your desire to become a foster parent.  You may want to look at our agency newsletter, “Youthful Times,” to get an insider's look of who we are.   


As a foster parent, you have the power to change a life – what’s stopping you?   


If you are interested in being a foster parent, or if you would like some more information about fostering, please contact Christina Kappen at (513) 644-1030



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