Manhattan Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Cardinal McCloskey Services

Services Provided: Bronx based family foster home program currently recruiting families in Mott Haven, Hunts Point and Soundview sections of the Bronx and East Harlem in Manhattan. Orientation held monthly at the South Bronx Family Rehabilitation Center on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. 30 hour, ten week MAPP training course. Also have treatment foster program requiring 15 hours additional training. Contact EElbrecht@cmcs.org for information on becoming a therapeutic foster parent.


Catholic Guardian Services

Services Provided: Agency runs foster family, therapeutic, kinship and special medical foster care programs. Recruiting families in the Bronx and Manhattan. Applicants who are interested in becoming foster parents with an agency, must attend an introductory Orientation which are held at several agency locations. Contact the Home Finding Department to acquire the Orientation Dates in the agency location of their choice. In the Orientation the Applicants will receive information on the process on how to become foster parent, trainings, foster care, etc., and information on the agencies policy and procedures. Foster Parent supports include in-house Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, a Peer Support Hotline and Buddy program.


Harlem Dowling West Side Center

Services Provided: Multi Service Agency serving Manhattan and Queens. Services include Adoption, Foster Boarding homes, Kinship Care, and Therapeutic Foster Care and Mentoring Programs.


Inwood House Mother/Child Program

Services Provided: Inwood House created New York City’s first Mother and Child foster care program in 1968. Inwood House is committed to providing specialized training and comprehensive services to prospective resource parents. To learn more about becoming a resource parent to a teenage mother and her child, please contact our agency at 212-861-4400 or 718-291-6707.


Leake and Watts Services, Inc

Services Provided: Family Foster Care programs provide safe and nurturing homes to over 400 vulnerable children and teens in the Bronx as well as in other New York City boroughs, Westchester County and upstate New York. Our services are dedicated to the growing and changing needs of the children in our care as well as those who support them and include Family Foster Care, Specialized Medical Family Foster Care, Whenever possible, children are placed with relatives or close family connections such as godparents (Kinship Foster Care) to keep children connected to their families and reduce the trauma of sudden placement away from birth parents. Therapeutic Family Foster Care is a family-focused, community-based alternative to residential and institutional care for children who have serious emotional and/or behavioral conditions. Foster parents are given comprehensive training on behavior modification techniques as well as access to a 24-hour support team that assists with crisis intervention.


Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York

Services Provided: Little Flower continually recruits new foster parents and provides free training opportunities to maximize opportunities for success. Also has therapeutic, mother and baby and special needs programs. Contact homefinding unit for more info.


New Alternatives for Children, Inc

Services Provided: NAC is in need of mature, committed adults residing in NYC, Long Island and Weschester to become foster parents for children with medical needs. Weekly daytime and evening Foster Parent orientations available. NAC has consistently been rated as one of the best foster care agencies in the state and is the only agency in NYS that exclusively serves children with medical needs. Services include 24 hour access to staff, on-site medical, mental health, & transportation services; and one-on-one training with medical staff.


OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services

Services Provided:The OHEL Milton Schulman Foster Care Program provides a range of continual support services to the foster child and foster parents from birth to age 21. Services include Case Management, Educational Services, Psychological Services, Medical Care and Homefinding


Sheltering Arms NY

Services Provided: (Formerly Episcopal Social Services) To become a Sheltering Arms foster parent or to adopt a child, please contact our home-finding staff at the number below and/or complete our online parent interest form. There is an urgent need for foster homes that can accommodate sibling groups of three or more, homes for teenage mothers with their own infants, and homes for children with emotional and physical needs that require special care. These children need warm, accepting, and patient parents. To truly change the life of a child in crisis, please contact our home-finding staff or complete our online form.


The Children’s Aid Society

Services Provided: The Children’s Aid Society is looking for very special New York City residents in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island to provide temporary homes, stability and loving care to children whose families are currently unable to care for them. Won’t you consider opening your home and your heart to a child who needs you? We are looking for foster parents for children of all ages, races and religions. We especially need foster parents who can provide for: Brothers and sisters together, Teenagers, teen mothers and children, Children who are medically or physically challenged, and Children with emotional needs


The Children’s Village

Services Provided: Our Foster Home Department is looking for quality Foster Parents who are willing and able to care for a child on a temporary basis. Often, children come to us vulnerable and scared. They are in need of comfort, love, support and consistency while their families mend. Our initial focus is always family reunification. When reunification with families is not a viable option, we match children of all ages with loving , adoptive families. In these scenarios, the Foster Parent has the opportunity to adopt the child they have been caring for.


The LGBT Community Center Foster Care Project

Services Provided: The LGBT Foster Care Project is a collaborative project between The Center and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to increase the number of homes for all youth, with a special emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Provides support and networking opportunities at The Center, and hosts weekly trainings for current and prospective foster and adoptive parents in collaboration with You Gotta Believe! (YGB). The project also provides training for ACS provider agency staff and support and advocacy opportunities for LGBT youth with foster care experience.


The New York Foundling

Services Provided: The New York Foundling conducts orientations for families who want to learn more about becoming foster parents. We hold orientations in all five boroughs; see website calendar for upcoming sessions. Orientations are approximately 2 hours in length; light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for the orientation you wish to attend. If you will be bringing a friend or family member, please let us know. The more, the merrier!

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