Queens Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Services Provided: Offers bilingual (English/Spanish) services in community based foster care, adoption, home finding, independent living for teens, and such ancillary services as housing advocacy, education and training for youth, birth parents, and resource parents. Also has Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home (TFBH) Program for seriously emotionally disturbed children who have also been abused and neglected and are known to the child welfare system.


Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families

Services Provided: We are always looking for loving, stable homes in all boroughs for the children placed in care with us. We are currently actively recruiting for homes in the South Bronx. Foster parents receive orientation and initial training prior to a child being placed in their home. They are then offered training throughout the year on many topics related to the care of children and teens in foster care. Foster parents can also expect the support of the caseworker assigned to the children in their care as well as the support of their fellow foster parents and an active foster parent association. We are all deeply invested in your success as foster parents and ensuring that our foster parents receive full support and training is paramount to our own success and critical to ensure that the children placed with us thrive.

  • Contact Person: Rodney Pride, Director of Parent Talent Matching and Support
  • Address: 151 Lawrence St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Phone: 212-437-3540
  • Email: rpride@egscf.org
  • Website: www.egscf.org

Forestdale, Inc.

Services Provided: Forestdale, Inc. is the only child welfare agency based in Queens and dedicated to serving the borough’s diverse population. 30 Hour 10 week MAPP class, entire certification process averages 3 to 4 months.


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.


HeartShare St Vincent’s Services (HSVS)

Services Provided: HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services’ (HSVS) Foster Care and Adoption Services ensures that children in foster care experience a seamless transition to a safe, stable and loving home, whether that means their reunification with biological parents or an adoption. Thanks to donor support, we are able to offer extensive adoption and post-adoption services to the families and communities we serve. We also provide intensive case management for our older adolescents and their foster and natural families to prepare them for aging out of care and coping with the dynamics of the transition to adulthood. For more information on Foster Care and Adoption Services, call (718) 422-2292 for the Brooklyn office and (718) 739-5000 for the Queens office.

  • Address: 66 Boreum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Phone: 718-422-2292 (Kings), 718-739-50003 (Queens)
  • Email: info@heartshare.org

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.


MercyFirst

Services Provided: MercyFirst offers community based foster care services in Brooklyn and Queens to over 600 children in foster homes that it recruits, trains, licenses and monitors. In addition, MercyFirst provides adoption, home finding, independent living for teens, and ancillary services as housing advocacy, education and training for youth and birth parents. MercyFirst also offers a Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home (TFBH) Program for seriously emotionally disturbed children in foster care. Prospective foster parents are required to take expanded MAPP training as part of the process of becoming certified foster parents. This process also includes the agency completing a Home Study. The agency supports an active Foster Parent Association that provides peer support as well as a Foster parent Advocate on staff to assist with issues that arise.


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


SCO Family of Services

Services Provided: Foster and Adoption services for NYC and Long Island families and children. Foster family homes in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island both for traditional foster care and Therapuetic foster care. Interested families are welcome to contact the agency 24/7 at the number above, 516-676-5332 or complete the website inquiry form.

  • Contact Person: Mary Hall
  • Address: 1 Alexander Place, Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • Phone: 718-895-8670
  • Email: mhall@sco.org
  • Website: www.sco.org

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 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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