Fostering Through JBRI

The James Barry-Robinson Institute (JBRI) has fulfilled a decades-long mission to improve the lives of children in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Hampton Roads region.

Since 1995, JBRI’s nonprofit foster care program has provided positive homes for youth with behavioral and emotional challenges.

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JBRI is a nonprofit foster care organization providing treatment foster care and managing foster parent recruitment and training in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Most of our foster families live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, and Hampton.

When a situation requires a child to be removed from their biological family, we can place them with a stable and loving foster parent. We work closely with our foster parents to ensure the right fit between the foster family and the child.

Our foster parents are an integral part of our professional team, who provide care and stability to these vulnerable children and teens.

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Foster Care By The numbers

IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, JBRI’S TREATMENT FOSTER CARE PROGRAM HAS:

FACILITATED

0

CHILDREN ADOPTED INTO
PERMANENT HOMES

SERVED MORE THAN

0

CHILDREN

REUNITED

0

CHILDREN WITH
THEIR FAMILIES

JBRI Foster Care Program Goals

Our Foster Care Program Goals

Provide quality and continuing training
to foster parents.

Support foster parents
at all times to help them parent and nurture the children in their care.

Reunite children
with their biological families.

Provide positive and healthy nurturing
through safe foster homes.

Provide treatment services to foster
children to help them develop and succeed.

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Why Become a Foster Parent

There are many reasons why people become foster parents. Caring about children is universal.
Some feel the need for service, to give back to their community. Others may want to continue parenting once their own children have left the nest.

Whatever your reason, the rewards of becoming a foster parent are many, including the feeling you get by making a difference in a child’s life and
forming lifelong relationships with the children you foster.

At JBRI, our foster parents are provided with ongoing training and support, and receive financial assistance, with the amount
dependent on the child’s clinical needs.

What our foster parents are saying

Advantages of fostering through JBRI

  • 24/7 case worker support for foster families and children
  • Lower case worker to client ratio, providing more support and resources
  • Outpatient services for youth, as needed
  • Foster care families have access to the resources of The Barry Robinson Center, including counselors, physicians, and dietitians
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