It's difficult for families to find babysitters for children with emotional, behavioral, and medical issues, so prioritizing some of their out-of-the-home responsibilities can be a real challenge without support. Volunteers can help families succeed by providing childcare support at these crucial times:
- During Family Support Group meetings where parents and caregivers find vital connections with other families facing similar challenges.
- During Foster Parent training and certification, including caring for children with behavioral, emotional, and/or medical issues.
- When a child is hospitalized and requires constant accompaniment, so that caregivers and social workers can attend to siblings, work, and other responsibilities.
- During an extended delay in a clinic lobby, for instance, while parents are completing paperwork while their sibling is in an appointment.