Foster Care Homes

Adult and Children’s Foster Care

Foster Care is a comprehensive service in which an individual resides with a foster home provider who is responsible for providing supervision, training, and support specific to the individual’s needs and desired outcomes. Foster home providers and staff assist consumers with activities of daily living such as medication administration, hygiene, and money management. They also facilitate the individuals’ ability to access community resources that increase integration and independence, as identified on the Individual Support Plan. Foster care services are provided in a family home, but not the home of a parent, guardian, or family member.

Foster home services are offered to a wide array of individuals with a range of capabilities and support needs and compensation varies correspondingly. Mid-Columbia Center for Living is a designee of the State of Oregon in completing the initial and renewal licensing and certification processes and we are currently recruiting for both Adult and Child providers. Basic provider requirements include:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • ​Must reside within the boundaries of Hood River, Wasco or Sherman County
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Financial capability to operate two months without pay
  • Completion of the remaining portions of the application process

For complete requirements, read Oregon Administrative Rule for DD Adult Foster Care or DD Children’s Foster Care.


If you are interested in learning more about foster care services, the licensing or certification process, or what it means to be a provider please contact our office at (541) 296-5452.