Foster Care Program

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve Puyallup tribal children and youth through a caring, accepting and safe community of native foster homes who focus on healing hearts, nurturing hope and keeping children connected to their culture.

Contact Info

Roberta Hillarie

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Office Address:
2806 E. Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404

Mailing Address:
3009 E. Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404

Main Contact Number:
(253) 680-5532

Services Provided

We recruit and license tribal foster homes to provide care for children in need of out-of-home placement.

We license Foster Homes to provide the following types of care:

  • Emergency
  • Respite Care
  • Short-term Care
  • Long-term Care

For licensed homes we also provide ongoing support and training opportunities as well as monthly events that include cultural activities and information.

Eligibility Requirements

Foster home applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Have a source of income
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Adequate space in the home
  • Pass a CPS and Background check