*Note this event is hosted by Syracuse Cultural Center and Toomey Residential, program inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster parents provide a stable, caring environment in which children can learn, grow, and prepare for independence in adulthood. Those who become foster parents are stepping up to change the lives of children and teens who are coming from incredibly difficult circumstances. Serving as a foster parent is a rewarding, life-changing act of love that requires a big heart and an open mind.
About the Program
The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program is a federally funded multi-cultural foster care program. Youth come from refugee camps around the world or flee dangerous conditions in their home county to seek asylum in the United States. The youth are typically young teens who resettle in the United States without their parents due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, separation or are orphaned. Goals of the URM Program include supporting youth in exploring and adjusting to life in America while preserving their own culture and preparing for independence.
Toomey Residential is a New York State licensed foster care provider. The agency recruits, certify and supports foster families in Onondaga County. The agency provides both general and therapeutic foster care for children, ages birth to age 21.