Treatment Foster Care (TFC) provides treatment in a foster family-based home setting to children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Treatment foster parents are specially trained to create a therapeutic, nurturing environment to help promote long-term healing and change in those we serve.
1. Who are the children that need foster care?
2. Who can be a Treatment Foster Parent with HopeTree Family Services?
3. How do I become a Treatment Foster Parent with HopeTree Family Services?
4. What will be expected of me as a foster parent?
5. What Services will I receive as a Therapeutic Foster Parent with HopeTree?
HopeTree Family Services is licensed to provide care to children ages infant through the age of twenty-one. The majority of the children served by HopeTree are survivors of abuse and/or neglect.
- Children with emotional, social and/or behavioral challenges
- Children who experience problems at school
- Children with medical or physical disabilities
- Children who have been diagnosed with mental retardation
- Children with developmental delays
- Sibling groups
- Pregnant teens and young mothers
- Children transitioning out of residential settings
Foster Parent applicants must be:
- Financially self sufficient.
- Single or married adults between the ages of 21-70; if married, both husband and wife must be involved with all aspects of the program.
- Active in a church of the Christian faith and view their involvement in the Treatment Foster Care ministry as a means of expressing their Christian faith and witness.
HopeTree Family Services foster parents must:
- Be in good health as indicated by a physician’s report.
- Satisfy the requirements of a home study.
- Be eligible for employment approved through a combination of reference and background checks.
- Complete the required Pre-Service Training (PRIDE)
HopeTree Family Services expects all foster parents to:
- Provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for a child placed in your care.
- Provide structure and guidance to a child placed in your care.
- Provide supervision to a child placed in your care.
- Participate in all aspects of the child’s care by attending service plan reviews, treatment team meetings, court hearings and FAPT, FPM or CPMT meetings.
- Work with the child’s biological family when required.
- Transport foster children to visitations with their families.
- Advocate for the child.
- Attend on-going training and foster parent support groups.
- Abide by HTFS Policy and Procedure as outlined by Virginia Department of Social Services.
- Abide by all HopeTree Family Services expectations and guidelines.
HopeTree Family Services provides all foster parents with:
- Supportive case management services
- Monthly training & support group sessions
- 24-hour Emergency Support & Crisis Intervention
- Respite care
- A tax-free stipend
HopeTree Family Services is actively seeking foster families who reside within a 90
minute drive of the Foster Care offices in Salem and Chester. If you are willing to provide a loving, nurturing, and Christian home for a child or youth in need or would like more information, complete this online form or complete the Foster Parent Application and return it to your nearest HopeTree Foster Care Office:
HopeTree Family Services
PO Box 849
Salem, VA 24153
HopeTree Family Services
PO Box 3779
Chester, VA 23831