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Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF) is actively searching for families in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding communities.  If you have considered opening your heart and home to a child in need, please contact us to discuss this exciting and rewarding opportunity.  Come learn more about our program and the process of becoming a foster/adoptive parent by attending one of our monthly orientation sessions:

Next Information Sessions are:  August 11th at 6pm and September 1st at 6pm. 

 Our next Training class begins on September 13th and will run for 9 consecutive Tuesdays. 

Contact Marnie Allen at 434-970-3735 or email allenmar@charlottesville.org for more information.

Benefits of parenting with Community Attention:

  • Foster parents earn monthly tax-free stipends.
  • Families have access to staff 24 hours a day for their support.
  • Each child in the program is assigned an individual case manager to assist in coordinating needed services.
  • All children in the program are given access to professional counseling services.
  • Foster parents work closely with the treatment team, as a respected professional.
  • All treatment decisions and background information are shared openly between the program and the parents.

If helping area children sounds interesting, please contact Marnie Allen at 970-3735, or by Email.

If you would like to apply to be a foster parent, you may submit an Application to be a prospective parent.  It is available for both single and married persons.

Do you have more questions?  Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions.