Specialized Family Care Program interviewed by WTAP News about need for foster families

The SFC Program connects children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities with loving family homes.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Specialized Family Care (SFC) Program at the WVU CED was invited to speak live on-air for WTAP Television last week.

Check out the full video.

SFC Program Manager Mary Gibbs and Family Based Care Specialist Marc Wilson gave an overview of the program, and shared the current need for Specialized Family Care providers. These families provide loving homes for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a foster care setting. SFC offers support, training and resources for the foster family providers along the way.

Some of the benefits of being an SFC provider include:

- Make a difference in the life of a person with disabilities
- Work from home
- Receive payment for providing care as a Specialized Family Care provider
- Receive room and board costs or foster care stipend

If you're interested in applying to be an SFC provider family, or if you would like to refer someone for consideration to live in an SFC provider home, please visit: https://sfcp.cedwvu.org/