Emergent Foster Homes
Providing much-needed comfort and stability for kids who need time to be kids.
About Our Emergent Foster Homes
Where entering state custody can be traumatic and uncertain, our emergent foster homes bring comfort and a chance for children to stabilize. Reliable Enterprises runs two emergent foster homes: The Anderson House and Ryan’s House. Both homes provide dedicated 24/7 care and support for up to 30 days while children await placement.
Foster kids are often separated from siblings, jostled between families, and moved miles away from their original homes. Emergent foster care reduces this added stress by giving children time with their brothers and sisters and a chance to simply be a kid – all in a family atmosphere.
Dedicated care is paramount to the safety and comfort of kids undergoing difficult family transitions. Our homes are designed to meet this need.
Reliable Enterprises is excited to launch Ryan’s House that provides foster care for teens, ages 13-18. In partnership with Anderson House, our foster homes can keep all siblings together instead of separating teens from their younger siblings. It is named in memory of Ryan Vinatieri, the son of long time board member Mike who passed away in 2020. We honor his legacy of giving to the community and caring for children at Ryan’s House.
After purchasing the home for Ryan’s House in 2019, Reliable Enterprises completely transformed the property to create a one of a kind facility designed perfectly for children and teens.
Check out the video of the home transformation below!
Newest Project - Ryan's House
For questions about the program, donations, or volunteering, contact Debi Hood, Family Programs Director (360) 736-9558 x103.
Frequently Asked Questions
Emergent placement is short-term care for any child who has been placed in protective state custody. It can sometimes take up to 30 days for the agency to find a healthy placement, or for the child to be reunited with their family.
Reliable Enterprises’s primary goal is to reunite children with their family, but some children are placed in permanent foster care. If children are unable to go home, the state will determine placement after leaving our care.
Our emergent foster homes provide 24/7 care for up to 12 children while they await placement.
Children range from ages 6 to 13 and include all genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Many of our children are siblings, as our primary focus is avoiding separation. We currently house up to 18 children.
The location of both homes are confidential to protect the security and health of children.
Volunteer your time or donate supplies for our children. See our needs and contact information listed below.
How to Get Involved
- Art Supplies (coloring books, markers, washable paint, and chalk)
- Children’s games
- Children’s books
- New underwear and socks (for boys and girls, all sizes)
- Twin sheet sets and pillows
- Bath towels and wash clothes
The Anderson House relies on dedicated volunteers and we are always seeking assistance with reading, playing, preparing meals, or supervising during trips.