Foster care Licensing and Placement

Our licensing department appreciates the opportunity to meet with and guide prospective foster parents through the licensing process. They will meet with current foster parents who may have questions or concerns regarding their license and work with them to reach acceptable answers.

We strive to make lasting, well-planned placements with the foster parents' skills and the children's best interests in mind.

You may submit your questions below or click on the links to complete the foster care licensing documents and return via email or fax at (360) 326-1736

Case Management and Wraparound

Foster parents are assigned a Case Manager to work with them and the children in their home. Case Managers complete safety checks, work with State Social Workers to ensure the child's needs are met and their rights are honored.

Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family's life. With help from one or more facilitators, people from the family's life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend their perspectives of the family's situation.


We offer training sessions throughout the year. Foster parents and employees are required to attend.

Training sessions have included: 16 hours Pre-service Training, and in addition 24 hours annually of minimum licensing requirements, which includes, but not limited to: Mandated Reporting, CPA Investigations, PAY/SAY, Love and Logic, Reactive Attachment Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Education, Verbal De-Escalation, Bright Futures for Mental Health, Visitation Training.

The Mullen-Polk Foundation also provides staff and foster parents in: Non-violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid, HIV/BBP and CPR certification classes.

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Staffed Residential Facility

"Our Next Generation" Staffed Residential Facility Programs have offered a caring, therapeutic environment where troubled adolescents can build new hope for the future by gaining responsibility, making healthy choices and demonstrating self-sufficiency.

The program balances concern for youth and their families with the rights of those in the community.

Here, youth who would benefit from a group living experience obtain help with independent living, mental health issues, or sexual behavior problems.

All the youth receive individualized attention and 24-hour supervision including:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Substance abuse support
  • Life skills training
  • Educational services
  • Recreation
  • Medication Management
  • Case Management

Visitation Service

Mullen-Polk Foundation allows parents an opportunity to bond with their child/ren away from conflict or court proceedings.

Mullen-Polk Foundation provides a safe and secure environment to further bonds between parent and child/ren.

Mullen-Polk Foundation can make all necessary arrangements so that parents do not need to be in contact with each other.

We are available 365 days a year to assist in your visitation needs.

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