Lutheran Foster Care Unit

Introduction

Lutheran Foster Care Unit was established in 1993. This service is one of the residential services for children. In December, 2010, we have totally 2 full time and 1 part time foster care workers serving foster children and foster homes located territory-wide in Hong Kong. Now our unit is providing both ordinary foster care service and day foster care service to meet different needs of both foster child and their birth family

Objectives

  • To match and place a foster children in a suitable foster home
  • To understand the development of foster children in placement and identify the appropriate care they need in foster homes
  • To supervise, monitor and support foster homes to provide age appropriate care to foster children
  • To work with referring workers and parties concerned for the welfare plan of foster children
  • To contact secondary services as required for the need of foster children
  • To recruit suitable foster families

Target

Children below 18 who cannot be adequately cared for by their families primarily due to various family problems or crises.

Capacity

55 foster children (ordinary foster care service and day foster care service)

Service

Matching and placement of foster children in foster homes
Regular visits to foster children under care
Continuous supervision of foster families Case review meetings
Programs for foster children, foster families and birth families Joint programs with CFCU and other foster care agencies Publicity of foster care service

Opening/Service Hours

Service hour :

  • 24 hours / Sunday to Saturday (ordinary foster care service);
  • 12 hours/daily (day foster care service)

Office hour:

  • 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday);
  • 9:00am to 1:00pm (Saturday)

Fee

Free of charge

Contacts

Address:4/F.,(Upper Floor), 89 Chung Hau Street, Homantin, Kowloon.
Tel:2711 9131
Fax:2761 9751
Email:c01@hklss.hk
Website:www.hklss.hk