Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc.

​​​IMPROVING FAMILY LIFE, ​KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING

Wonder if you qualify to be a foster family?  

Take our "​Am I Ready to Become a Foster Family" quiz! 

"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.  They are easier to ignore before you see their faces.  It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."  

                                                                                                                                                     -David Platt

Why Partner with GPYFS?


Our vision is

  • Community children would be matched to a loving community foster family.
  • Foster Families would feel supported to be successful by receiving needed support and training.
  • Children would feel loved and supported through their foster care experience.


Services Provided by GPYFS Foster Care Specialist
GPYFS wants all of our approved homes to be fully supported through their journey:

  • 24 hour on-call services for emergencies
  • Weekly phone/email contact
  • Monthly home visits
  • Guidance with and through the DHS system
  • Advocacy in court and submission of court reports
  • Assistance with referrals for needed services
  • Discharge planning
  • ​In-service training for foster parents and children

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Foster Care Programs

For more information call us at 580.726.3383 or email emmy@gpyfs.org

How YOU can help:


Foster Family
Provide a safe and loving home for a child in need:

  • Provide long term care for children until they can be reunified with their biological family or a permanent placement is determined
  • Homes are certified and trained by GPYFS staff
  • Compensation available


Respite Care

Provide support for Foster Care:

  • Provide short-term child care for a current GPYFS Foster Family
  • Evening care or weekend care
  • Home is certified and trained by GPYFS staff
  • Compensation available


Emergency Host Home

Provide temporary care for children in OJA and DHS custody:

  • Emergency placement last from 24 hours up to 30 days
  • Home is certified and trained by GPYFS staff




​Foster Care           Emergency Care          Respite Care

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