Would you like to make an impact on others in the community and get paid for doing it? Well, one of the best ways of doing so is by starting a group home for foster children.
PICK YOUR NICHE!
Ever wondered what kind of doctors are the best and highest paid? Well, the answer is the specialists! When you are a general practitioner, you can make a great living….but if you are a specialist in brain surgery, you will make a fortune! Well, the same rules apply to the individuals that start group homes for special populations. In the case of foster children, one of the things you need to consider is what target market do you want to serve?
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Do you want to start a group home for foster children with special needs? Possibly a group home for children with behavioral conditions? Maybe you want to target foster children that have been removed from their homes and are between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. You may think that this is a target age range that will allow you to really positively impact their lives. Once you have done this, you are halfway there.
The Next Steps
Now if you are like the average 95%, you will want to go out and get all the appropriate licenses, the proper home for your group home, all the linens, furniture and all the other items you will need. But the most important thing that every business needs is CLIENTS! And when we say clients, we mean clients that pay. In the case of your group home for foster children, we are talking about serving people and helping them out, which in turn will help you out. Remember, you can’t pay the electricity bill and mortgage if you don’t have the revenue coming in to support it. So how do you do this?
Marketing – the most important step
In order for you to help out those who need it most, you need to become FAMOUS in your particular market niche. If you are starting a group home for foster children, then you need to network at the appropriate locations. For example, if you are in Texas, the best thing to do would be to phone the ‘FIT” program or foster in Texas program in order to get signed up. In Texas, as in most other states, there is a HUGE shortage of foster families willing to foster infants, toddlers, teenagers and sibling groups. A great example of becoming FAMOUS in your particular niche is the example of a foster mother in Victoria Texas, names Viola Holman. The Holmans have a group home in Cuero Texas (near victoria) which is licensed for 12 children. The Holmans have fostered over 40 children during a 6 (six) year period and in doing so, have not only helped out the community and the lives of these children, but she has literally become famous in the process! People know her in the community and is now so well-entrenched in the community, that she is on the board of directors for Foster Parents of Victoria, Inc. This is an amazing story, and goes to show what you can do when you focus on starting a group home for Foster Children.
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