Orange County Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Astor Services TBH Program

Services Provided: The Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home Program has offices in Middletown (Orange) and Poughkeepsie (Dutchess) and serves an average of 30 children in the care of specially trained foster parents. Both programs feature strong staff support to foster parents, and the provision of mental health and medical services directly by staff as well as through linkages with local providers. See website for printable application and mail it to the appropriate address shown on the application.

NAFI Therapeutic Foster Care Programming

Services Provided: NAFI NY provides specialized foster care and therapeutic services to youth with mental health and behavioral issues. While a number of these children have developmental disabilities, many are dealing with the consequences of abuse, neglect and other various traumas. The program uses a wraparound approach to services, with the specially trained foster parents acting as the foundation of the youth’s treatment team. Therapists and case managers work side-by-side with the caregivers to support and provide treatment to the child in care. Each child is engaged a part of their own service planning, in line with NAFI’s philosophy that change happens when individuals are given a voice in their treatment.  NAFI NY’s therapeutic foster parents must complete an intense course of specialized training before being approved as potential foster parents to our consumers. The level of care provided and the skills and commitment shown by these families underscores just how valuable they are to the success of our program. NAFI currently has Therapeutic Foster Care homes in the following areas: Albany County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Orange County and Westchester County.  NAFI-NY’s Therapeutic Foster Care Programming is actively seeking professional foster parents, mentors, and volunteers. See website for online application and details of support provided to agency foster parents.

Orange County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: Serving Orange country residents: foster care training, certification and placement of children when approved. Click for flyer and more information.

Saint Dominic’s Home; Family Foster Care Program

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. Serving Bronx, Rockland and Orange Counties

St. Catherine’s Center for Children

Services Provided: Multi-service agency providing community based and residential services in Albany and therapeutic foster care (Albany, Kingston) for children who have emotional and behavioral needs that may be treated in a home setting by specially trained foster parents. Foster Parent Recruiting/Training, 10 week MAPP classes are held in the spring and Fall. Usually on a Monday evening from 6pm-9pm. Will provide individual training as needed. Call to schedule an intake appointment. Foster Parents receive on-going training, monthly paid respite, and 24 hour emergency services.

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