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Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent

Alexander Youth Network manages and supports over 100 Therapeutic Foster Care homes, as part of its extensive array of children’s mental health services. The agency operates several different foster care programs including Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC), and Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT).

Alexander recruits and licenses stable adults over 21 years of age to serve as foster parents. Our organization provides foster parents with a generous monthly stipend based upon the needs of the child. The agency looks for parents from a large multi-county area throughout the Piedmont and Foothills of North Carolina. Alexander Youth Network provides extensive training and instruction to its foster parents. Additionally, the agency handles all licensing requirements as mandated by the state of North Carolina.

If you would like more information about becoming a Treatment Foster Parent, please call our information line at: 704.227.9222. Or you may speak directly with one of our Recruiting and Licensing Specialists. Please see contact information below.

  • Cherice King; Recriting and Licensing Specialist, 704.227.9156

For frequently asked questions about Therapeutic Foster Care, click here.

You can download the foster parent application here.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care provides a highly supervised family living environment for children and adolescents from the ages of 5-20 who require 24-hour treatment for mental health problems, trauma-based behaviors, or severe emotional disturbances. Treatment families are fully screened, trained, licensed, and supervised by Alexander staff. Treatment families are supervised by professional treatment coaches and receive ongoing in-service training. A treatment coach is on-call for crisis assistance and consultation around the clock

Intensive Alternative Family Treatment

Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT) provides a highly supervised home environment for adolescents who require 24-hour treatment. IAFT allows children to receive highly supervised, specially- trained treatment parents in their communities. This evidence-based approach supports a child’s success within his family and community. Treatment families are fully screened, trained, licensed, and supervised by Alexander staff. Treatment families are supervised by professional treatment coaches and receive ongoing in-service training. A treatment coach is on-call for crisis assistance and consultation around the clock.