February 12, 2021

Refugee Foster Care Expands to Logan

Of the world’s 26 million refugees, nearly half are under the age of 18. Seeking refuge in a new country is challenging no matter the circumstance, but seeking refuge as an unaccompanied minor comes with a unique set of challenges.  

Since the 1970s, CCS' Refugee Foster Care program has been aiding unaccompanied refugee minors entering the United States by placing them in licensed and loving foster families.  

While in the program, a team of Family Consultants, Case Managers, and Transition to Adult Living Coaches work with foster families to help the youth reach their goals and prepare them for long-term self-sufficiency. 

In an effort to reach that goal, Refugee Foster Care offers the youth a wide variety of services in line with the services offered to children in Utah state foster care. These services—such as financial support, medical care, mental health treatment, case management, education and job training, and legal and immigration assistance—are available to the youth until they reach the age of 21.  

Placing youth in homes where they can feel seen, known, and cherished is a top priority for Catholic Community Services. Every child deserves to experience life in a stable home, alongside a loving family. 

The agency has recently decided to expand its foster family network to the Logan area with the hopes of placing more youth in homes where they can heal and grow through the love of a family.  

Those interested in opening their hearts and homes to youth who have entered the United States without the comfort of a family, can contact Meg Buonforte for more information on becoming a foster parent.  

Meg can be reached by phone at (801) 428-1283 or via email at .