Respite Care

Thank you for your interest in becoming a respite provider with Knowles Centre's Treatment Foster Care Program.

Treatment Foster Care respite providers are part of a professional team dedicated to helping a child overcome difficulties in his or her life and establish positive relationships outside of the foster home.

The process of becoming a respite provider involves completing a written application and passing all clearance and reference checks. Successful applicants will also be required to take the respite training course delivered by Knowles Centre.

Part 1:
Please complete all the requested information in the Respite Application (click link for MS Word form). All successfully matched respite applicants will be contacted, and we will assist you to complete Part 2 of the application progress.

Part 2:
You will be required to submit a criminal records check (for the vulnerable sector) and consent to a child abuse registry check. We will also check if you or your birth family has ever been involved with a child welfare agency (prior involvement with a child welfare agency does not necessarily preclude you from providing respite). You will also be asked to provide references, and a recent driver's abstract. All successful applicants who are able to provide overnight respite in their home will also need a physical home check administered by a program staff member.

For more information, contact:

Kari Borlang, Program Assistant
Treatment Foster Care Program
Knowles Centre Inc.
2065 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1P7

Phone: 204 339-4692 (Ext. 173)
Fax: 204 338-9082
Email: kborlang@knowlescentre.org

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