Bronx County Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Abbott House

Services Provided: Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home Program (TFBH)  provides foster homes for special high-needs children and adolescents birth to 21 years of age. Once you contact Abbott House to become a foster parent, you will be invited to an orientation session which covers foster parenting. You will undergo a screening process which requires a background check, application process, provide medical history and physical exam, home study, and a training process. We also provide group residential services and day programs for developmentally disabled children and adults.

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 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.

Cayuga Centers – Bronx

Services Provided: Treatment Family Foster Care program that works with hard-to-place youth who cannot stay at home but do not do well in group settings. At Cayuga Centers, these youth are placed with highly trained and supported treatment foster parents. Foster parents and youth work with a team of specialists to meet the goals of changing negative behaviors and developing positive ones. Cayuga Centers offers two Treatment Family Foster Care programs: Central New York and New York City. Each location has an ongoing recruitment program for foster families.

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
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Good Sheperd Services

Services Provided: Large Multi-service agency that provides family foster care services in Manhattan and the Bronx.  Recruitment contact for therapeutic foster care families is Terence McFarlane, 718-716-1150.  On line recruitment form on agency website.

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.

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

Saint Dominic’s Home

Services Provided: The Family Foster Care Program is a Bronx-based program that has a lengthy history of helping children and families. The program currently provides foster and kinship care to approximately 400 children who have been referred to the agency through the Administration for Children’s Services, as well as approximately 50 additional children in its Treatment Family Foster Care unit. The program also provides Adoption Services as part of its effort to establish permanency for its foster children.

  • Contact Person: Tumeka Williams
  • Address: 853 Longwood Avenue, Suite 220, Bronx, NY 10459 
  • Phone: 917-645-9077
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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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