We are with you every step of the way. From the time you begin thinking about fostering a child, through placement, to managing the daily joys and challenges of being a child’s hero – we’re here for you. We offer a full range of services to help – 24/7 – with a fiercely dedicated team of licensed professionals. We are always a simple phone call away.
Centerstone offers therapeutic foster care – that means we can help you find resources you or your family may need beyond fostering, like therapy, counseling or medical services. Our approach is based on evidence-based practices – making sure you and your family have the best treatment available.
We provide case management and lifeskills training for you and your family. Our staff is comprised of highly trained mental health professionals who are experts in the latest therapeutic approaches for creating safe, nurturing environments for kids in foster care.
We also train YOU – making sure you have the tools you need as you set out on the journey – and to help you all along the way.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization that provides mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee.
We offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services.
Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and we develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work.
Together, we are dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives.
If you decide to become a foster family, Centerstone will be sure to support you in many ways. We are with you every step of the way, providing:
- Emergency on-call services 24/7, including on-site visits to your home, no matter the hour
- Financial support through a per diem that is used to reimburse you for some of your costs for taking care of a child and their needs
- Free liability insurance
- Specialized, continual training
- Monthly foster parent support group meetings
- A quality team of professionals eager to assist you
Also, Centerstone also offers a Therapeutic Foster Care program for families that need it. This is an intensive, treatment-based approach to caring for children in foster care to better meet their physical and emotional needs.
Youth in therapeutic foster care meet regularly with a therapist and a case manager who monitor the young person’s progress. These professionals also assist the foster family, and therapeutic foster parents will receive continual training and 24/7 professional support.
We will support you
At Centerstone, our foster care team carefully chooses families based on the needs of the children referred to our program.
Some children may have experienced trauma, and as a result, they may find it difficult to cope in their new home. For these families, we provide case management and therapy services to assist you and your foster child.
We also train our staff and families to work with the “whole child,” with a focus on sleep, diet and exercise. By helping children make healthy choices, their chances of success dramatically increase.
No matter what their needs, every child in our foster care family program receives essential care. We even offer counseling sessions at our clinics if you or your foster child need it. Centerstone’s therapists are available for in-home visits to help manage complex issues if they ever come up.