Steps to become an Approved Host Family:
Complete the Training
Training is a combination of online and classroom instruction.
Please sign and submit the “Training Completion” document.
Sign the Corporal Punishment document
Sign the Corporal Punishment document (be sure to get a witness)
Turn in after training, or mail it to our PO Box (Coalition of Care PO Box 42693 Cincinnati OH 45242), or scan it to Intern2@SafeFamilies.net .
Sign the Acceptance by Safe Families Host Parent(s) document
Sign the Acceptance by Safe Families Host Parent(s) document (be sure to get a witness)
Turn in after training, mail it to our PO Box (Coalition of Care PO Box 42693 Cincinnati OH 45242), or scan it to Intern2@SafeFamilies.net .
Get fingerprint/background checks
Recommend to do this early. Sometimes the results take weeks or months!
See the “Fingerprint/Background Report” document for details.
Three (3) references are required for each head-of-household, in any combination of individual or married (i.e. each adult must be named on 3 references).
Please include one pastoral reference (e.g. a pastor or spiritual leader regarding your faith in Jesus); one professional reference (e.g. a supervisor where you work or volunteer); and one personal reference (a friend who knows you well and for long period of time). See appropriate Reference documents. (over)
Submit Ohio Child Abuse Registry
Begin ASAP, as results take several months to return.
See the “Child Abuse and Neglect Registry” document or http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/CentralRegistry1.stm for details and instructions.
Copy of Driver’s License
Copy of Automobile Insurance
Copy of BMV Driving Record. See “BMV Instructions” for details.
Fill out the Host Family Application ONLINE at:
Home Assessment will be scheduled after all other documents are received
Please feel free to contact us at any time for questions or guidance.
Intern2@SafeFamilies.net or 513.587.1945