LifeStart, Inc., Central Ohio Foster Care Agency

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Our Services:  Overview of Services

LifeStart provides extensive foster family support including ongoing training, consultation, and brainstorming regarding the needs of children in the home.

We serve children (and adults) with:

  • Machine Dependency
  • Tube Feeds
  • Mental Retardation
  • Autism and Similar Disorders

Our Support Services Include:

  • Nursing and social work services
  • In-home attendant care
  • 24-hour on-call MR/DD professionals for consultation and emergencies
  • Highly specialized positive behavioral supports
  • Extensive staff knowledge of the medical needs of children with complex conditions

Interested in becoming a foster parent?    Resources for current foster parents.


Our Foster Families:

  • Often have backgrounds in healthcare-related fields or MR/DD.
  • Are trained in and have assisted with the implementation of high-tech developmental interventions such as precision teaching or adaptive behavior analysis.
  • Are trained to effectively address attachment concerns in MR/DD non-verbal children.
  • Can receive reimbursement allowing one parent to stay at home full-time

A Non-Profit Licensed Family, Treatment, and Medically-Fragile
Foster Care Agency serving Central Ohio.

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