Caminos

WHAT IS CAMINOS?

CAMINOS – from the Spanish language meaning (a path of travel) road-journey.

Board of Child Care’s Caminos program provides safe, secure placement options for children who have recently migrated to the United States and are seeking opportunities for reunification with family as well as the chance to pursue their education and legal immigration cases. They are young and vulnerable, and have made the hazardous journey facing exploitation, abuse and human trafficking alone and have been placed in our care.

Why are they coming?

48% are fleeing violence from  drug cartels and gangs other reasons include:

  • coming to find family members already living in the U.S.
  • to seek work to support themselves, their families, or their children.
  • they were brought into the U.S by human traffickers.

HOW CAN I HELP?

FOSTER A CHILD!

Join the hundreds of foster care parents across the United States who are meeting the needs of vulnerable youth on their Caminos journey.

There are two ways to foster: Transitional Foster Care

Youth to Foster: Males 9 – 17 years of age

You must possess a cultural competency that embraces and supports diverse cultures of Latin American youth.

Reside near the BCC Baltimore campus for the child to physically attend school at Board of Child Care. Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

Long-Term Foster Care

Youth to Foster: Male & Female 2 – 17 years of age

You must possess a cultural competency that embraces and supports diverse cultures of Latin American youth.

You can reside anywhere in the state of Maryland. Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

What training will I receive?

While you are caring for a child you’ll have access to our professional team every hour of every day.

Extensive Orientation | Training Sessions 

4:1      Professional staff ratio flexibility for each one child placed in our care.

24/7   Access to our professional staff team every hour of every day.

NEXT STEPS

Answers a few questions of the questions below and register to attend our next
information session.