Lighthouse understands that choosing to become a foster parent is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.We provide extensive training before and after you become a foster parent, including the 36 hours you need to become certified.
You will be interviewed, undergo a background check and home study, and be licensed as a foster parent by the state of Ohio. If you are part of a couple, both partners must be licensed and complete the entire process.
Lighthouse training sessions are more flexible than most programs. You can sign up for your sessions 2-3 days in advance and you are not required to take them in any specific order though it is recommended.
Upcoming Pre-Service Training Session
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, 2433 Iowa Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Description: Adults ONLY, please. No babysitting services available.
Please contact Deb McMullen at 513-487-6722 at least 1-2 weeks prior to the date you wish to attend pre-service training to ensure availability.