Our Services

Therapeutic Foster Care

Unique Needs

Like any area, there are a number of children in need of a foster home. Children enter foster care because of neglect, abuse, a family crisis or the child’s own needs. Children who are part of our therapeutic foster care program have a higher level of emotional or behavioral need, often as a result of what’s lead them to foster care. We place children from the age of 1 through 18 and occasionally up to 21. This group of children have unique needs and we equip foster parents with the necessary training and ongoing support to be successful. As part of our process to license a foster care home, we provide counseling to foster parents, other children in the home and the child placed into foster care.

Benefits of Foster Care

For children who cannot live with their family or on their own, foster care offers them the opportunity to remain close to home, their siblings and other family members or friends. In ideal situations, a foster child will have the opportunity to attend the same school. The children in our program may have a temporary, short-term need during a time of crisis. Placements may also be more long-term as families work to be reunified with their children. In some cases, families make a permanent commitment to their foster children. In all cases, foster parents help by providing stability, affection, nurturing and consistency.

Foster Home Licensing Requirements
  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Your house must be a safe place, without structural or health hazards.
  • A family must have sufficient income to meet the essential needs of their family. A daily stipend will be provided to support the needs of the children in foster care.
  • You don’t have to be married or have children of your own, however, it is beneficial to have experience with children.
  • To ensure the safety of children in foster care, potential foster families are screened for past criminal activity and reports of abuse and neglect.
  • Completion of a 30-hour training program is required to prepare and support families for success as a foster parent. As part of our therapeutic foster care program parents, families and foster children will be receiving regular, on-going support and counseling.
Next Steps

If you have room in your heart to take on children in need in our area, please contact us. We will be with you every step of the way. From licensing your home to providing initial training and ongoing support, you will not be in it alone. We also provide regular counseling to the foster children in our program. Our goal is to provide structure and independent living skills so children will be successful when they’re on their own.

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