Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is long-term, out-of-home placement for children who have already entered the custody of a state agency or who have state funding but are still with their biological family. These children often exhibit emotional and behavioral difficulties and are considered for TFC when less intensive forms of foster care would not meet the child's needs. The child is placed in the home of a trained TFC Provider who assumes the duties of caregiver for the length of time the child is placed within their home. GPSN organizes community-based services, support, and training to maintain the child in the community.

Respite Care Services

Respite Care is planned relief for guardians of children who are difficult to manage and occurs as a part of ongoing mental health services. Trained respite care providers assume the duties of caregiver for a brief period of time to avoid unnecessary placement disruptions. Respite Care is short term support of children placed within their home. In some instances respite is planned, however, respite can take place on an unplanned basis due to a crisis situation.

Our Philosophy

Provide a safe, therapeutic environment in a home setting with trained personnel who are sensitive to the needs of each individual child.

Individualized service plans that meet the needs of the child.

Collaboration with families and other agency personnel to ensure that the most therapeutic placements and services are provided.

Community placement in the least restrictive setting possible.

Utilizes a team approach that includes the biological family, TFC Parent, Respite Care Provider, referring agency and program personnel.

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."

Rosalynn Carter

Interested in Fostering a Child?

If you would like to become a Therapeutic Care or Respite Care Provider, give us a shout below.