Foster Care

Catholic Charities provides foster care for children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups in Erie County who cannot safely live in their own homes. Catholic Charities works with the birth families towards reunification by providing referrals for needed services and the support needed to ensure the children can safely return home.       

Catholic Charities seeks loving, nurturing foster parents to work in partnership with Catholic Charities and birth parents in order to care for the children's physical, social, emotional, and psychological needs. There is a specific need for homes that can accommodate sibling groups, as it is extremely important to support the bond between siblings. Foster parents provide care for children who cannot live in their own home, often temporarily, but sometimes permanently. Foster parents must be in good health, have adequate space in their home, be flexible and able to work in partnership.

There is a tremendous reward for caring for children in their time of need. Foster parents can make significant positive changes in their lives and positively impact their future. 

To learn more about the foster care process, you are invited to attend an information session. The 2018 schedule is listed below. Please call (716) 856-4494 ext. 360, or email: to register for an information session.

January 9 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
February 13 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
March 13 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
April 10 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
May 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
June 12 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
July 10 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
August 7 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
September 11 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
October 9 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
November 13 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
December 11 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.