Emergency Placement Program
Helping the kids who need you most
We are proud that the County of Riverside has selected Knotts Family Agency out of numerous foster family agencies in the region, to be a provider for two (2) very special initiatives: 1) Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), and 2) Temporary and Emergency Placement. We are very pleased to be selected as the sole provider for CSEC youth and one of two agencies selected for the Emergency program.
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
Knotts Family Agency is seeking families who are willing to provide shelter services for one (1) single child who has been commercially sexually exploited. These children are needing a safe place and a new beginning.
Resource Families caring for this group of children receive a much higher monthly payment than for “regular” foster care. The Resource Family receives a guaranteed rate per month for a bed even if it is not used. When a child is placed in your home, the Resource Parent received up to $2,400 per month.
Resource parents receive special and additional support to ensure that they are successful in providing high quality care to children, and are automatically enrolled into our Very Important Parent (VIP) program. If you feel have one bed available and feel you have a calling to guide children who have been exploited to be successful in school and beyond, this may be the program for you. Contact us for additional information on how to participate in caring for commercially sexually exploited children which offers a higher compensation.
Temporary Emergency Placement
Knotts Family Agency is identifying and training families who are willing to provide temporary emergency placement services for children and non-minor dependents (NMDs) while a suitable placement match is sought. Upon initial removal it is often difficult to match them to an initial placement suitable to their needs within a reasonable time period. That is why homes are needed that are willing to provide temporary shelter. Placements will be for a minimum of one (1) day to a maximum of fifteen (15) days.
Resource parents in this program receive special and additional support to ensure that they are successful in providing high quality care to children, and are automatically enrolled into our Very Important Parent (VIP) program. The resource family would receive a guaranteed monthly payment (unoccupied rate) to reserve a bed in their home and be willing to take temporary placement of a child/NMD twenty-four (24) hours a day. The agency will still honor the resource parent’s age or gender preference when identifying suitable homes. When a child is placed, the resource family would receive the full Level of Care (LOC) payment for which the child qualifies for the duration of the stay, which could be up to $2,400 per month. Once a more permanent placement is found, the resource family would revert to the unoccupied bed rate.
This program is ideal for families who are interested in short term care but may not want to commit to full time foster parenting. As in the case of Host Guardians who provide short term respite care, families in this program only provide care for one (1) day or up to fifteen days. Knotts Family Agency provide robust assistance and support to resource families.