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Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent

Not every child has emotional problems…but the ones that do need you. The Therapeutic Foster Care Program at Alexander Youth Network provides homes for children and adolescents who need treatment for mental health problems, trauma-based behaviors, or severe emotional disturbances. As one service in our full array, Therapeutic Foster Care helps ensure that children in our care have access to the whole solution without having to leave the relationships and trust they’ve built with our professionals.

When you become a foster parent at Alexander, our focus is on supporting you as you provide love, structure and healing to our children. We are beside you every step of the way – through the application process, training and licensing – as we prepare you for the challenges of therapeutic foster care. Our professional treatment coaches are your go-to support system. They are on-call for you with crisis assistance and consultation around the clock. We offer respite when you need a break and opportunities for you to interact with other foster parents to learn new skills and gain additional peer support. You also receive a monthly stipend based upon the needs of the child.

You can change the future, one child at a time. Alexander is looking for stable adults over 21 years of age from a large multi-county area throughout the Piedmont and Foothills of North Carolina. We need parents who are patient, understanding and can teach our kids how to be successful in the real world. Does that sound like you? If it does, you can find out more by calling 704.227.9222 or checking out our Foster Care FAQ.

Download the foster parent application here.