Ontario’s Foster Care Agency since 1970
Family Centered Foster Care is our Mission
Since the inception of Nairn Family Home in 1970, our founders have maintained, “the family is the centre of the growing process of children.” We still hold to this belief. Over the years, we have evolved in our methodology and training while maintaining a family-centered approach to foster care.
At Nairn Family Homes we believe that true growth happens through quality family relationships where foster children feel valued, appreciated and safe. This approach to foster care leads to the growth of the family as a whole where children become active participants and contributors to the entire family dynamics.
Over the years we have sought to enhance our model of care by continuously reviewing and updating our foster parent training and support to ensure best practice based on good theory and sound research.
The Nairn Family Homes Advantage
We strive to make the best fit for both the foster child and family.
Our team at Nairn Family Homes is committed to ongoing skill development and education of foster families.
Our family supervisors have small caseloads in order to assist, advocate and support our foster families. You will never be alone with Nairn Family Homes by your side.
The support team at Nairn Family Homes is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We believe that respite is necessary and important to a successful placement.
Foster homes that promote
a child’s well-being
The mission of Nairn Family Homes is to place children in foster homes that best support and promote their well-being. We strive to carefully match foster families and children in a way that best promotes a child’s well-being.
Opening your home to children who need a safe and secure environment is a rewarding experience that comes with its own unique challenges. Nairn Family Homes provides you with the support network you need in order to deliver the best possible care to your foster children.
Our in-service training aims to develop foster families who are notably experienced, well-trained and able to work effectively with the support components we have built into our system.
Fostering is definitely our purpose in life. We plan on fostering forever."
- Opal, foster parent for 6 years
"I love being able to step into the gap when children are in need.
Nairn Family Homes supports foster parents with encouragement and compassion."
-Lena, fostering for 20 years
"We know it is worth it to persevere in loving these children, and that the challenges can blossom into abundant blessings!”
-Jenn & Kevin, foster parents for 3 years
Healthy foster homes
Healthy foster homes empower children and youth to exhibit positive self-esteem and growth in their emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development. The best way to achieve growth and empowerment in children is through quality relationships with trusted adults.
At Nairn Family Homes we provide you with a comprehensive network of dedicated parents and professionals to support you every step of the way. Our 24/7 on-call support is always available in times of need.
By developing healthy foster families, we ensure better outcomes for the children and youth placed with our foster families.
The Nairn Family Homes Team
"Nairn Family Homes provides foster care, but the reason we exist is so that we can provide more than a home for children but also provide family."
-Dean Mullin, regional director
Our team is made up of dedicated, experienced and caring professionals that have been carefully selected and trained for the important task at hand.
We value academic training and education as well as practical, hands-on experience which is readily shared amongst our team.
Most importantly each member of the Nairn Family Homes team is committed to the children placed in our care and the support of our foster families.