A foster parent is a person who provides all things any parent should give a child such as shelter, food, clothing, medical care; nurturing and positive discipline. Foster parents serve as a substitute caregiver when children cannot live with their parents. Foster parents come from all backgrounds, occupations, and lifestyles, ensuring a child's connection to kin, community, and culture. They are people that live in your neighborhood. They are people you see every day.
There are several different ways to help give a child back their childhood. Foster parents may choose to provide one or more of these types of care.
Over the years, we have strived to provide the kind of support that foster parents tell us they value most. We maintain close communication with the foster family, keep information current regarding the foster child, advocate for the families and respect the vital role foster parents play in the lives of the children in their homes. This support is key to the relationships we have with our foster families.
The very first step is as easy as picking up the phone and calling us at 1-800-593-1950,ext 8118 or click on the link below. Before placing a child in your home, state law requires that your home be licensed.
A foster parent is a person who provides all things any parent should give a child such as shelter, food, clothing, medical care; nurturing and positive discipline. Foster parents are also a part of the child's professional "team", which includes the child's birth family, Youthville staff, teachers, therapists, doctors, attorneys and others.
As a continuum of Family Foster Care, Youthville offers Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC). TFC serves children between the ages of 5 and 21 years old who have severe behavioral and/or emotional issues. The goal of TFC is to change negative behaviors through structure and close supervision. Without this program, these children are at-risk of being hospitalized or placed in a residential treatment facility.
The H.E.A.R.T. program is specialized for youth, ages 10 to 18, in Youthville's care who have a history of program behavior and multiple treatment/or placements. The program allows youth to begin the process of healing from the trauma they may have experienced in their lives. It is designed to educate, assist and empower the children, their reintegrative resources, as well as the foster families who care for these children.