Every child deserves to be placed with a loving family. Catholic Social Services of the U.P. has been doing just that since 1915. CSSUP makes the foster care process simple and easy. The graphic above represents the number of foster care cases CSSUP completed in 2017, and progress to date in 2018.

Are you interested in becoming a licensed foster care provider?

Currently there is a high demand for homes that will accommodate and be made accessible for:

  • SIBLING GROUPS: Because keeping families – sisters and brothers – together is such an important part of child development.  We need homes with the space and room in their hearts for the possibility of being placed with 2… 3… 4 children at one time.  Child welfare workers work extra hard to keep siblings together, and CSSUP is calling on our U.P. community to help us make this possible! 
  • OLDER CHILDREN: Those especially feeling lost and forgotten.  The older children placed in foster care are often our most vulnerable.  We need homes willing to finally be that stable, safe place they need for them to grow and develop.


If you are willing to take that big step to help a member of your community in need, please contact: Neena Brunngraeber, (906) 828-5003 or nbrunngraeber@cssup.org


“I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.” ― Kenny Guinn