The State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services is seeking proposals for Foster ad Resource Family Recruitment activities.
OCFS will contract for services that provide statewide recruitment for safe, appropriate, diverse foster and resource families. Currently there are 1,971 children in foster care, and there are 867 foster youth placed with foster and resource families statewide.
The awarded bidder (Bidder) of the Foster and Resource Family Recruitment (Recruitment Plan) will be expected to develop and implement a consistent, statewide Recruitment Plan in partnership with OCFS. This plan can be adaptable on a district-by-district basis, to meet the placement needs of children currently in foster care and those expected to enter foster care, including sibling groups, adolescents, and children birth to age three, children with medically fragile conditions, children with challenging behaviors or developmental disabilities, and children from birth parent families in the reunification process.