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Why Centerstone?

Why Centerstone?

What makes Centerstone Foster Care different


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.


Having expert help as a foster parent isn’t just important… it’s essential to your foster family unit. We specialize in therapeutic foster care — which entails everything including finding the right medical care, therapy, and other types of supportive care. We use evidence-based practices to ensure best outcomes for you and your foster child, that correlate with the latest research and sound science.


We understand that being prepared for a new role as a foster parent is the only way to ensure successful outcomes. That’s why we provide pre-service and on-going training and case management for you and your family throughout your journey with Centerstone. Our team members are dedicated, experienced mental health professionals with expertise in the latest therapeutic approaches that can help you, your foster child, and everyone in your family unit. Our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where bonds of love between everyone can grow and thrive.

Our services

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
  • Specialized, continual training
  • Monthly foster parent support group meetings
  • A quality team of professionals eager to assist you
  • Trauma-informed training and approaches
  • Free on-going training
  • Respite care provided

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.

About Centerstone

Centerstone is a nonprofit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services and employee assistance programs. Centerstone’s Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work.

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44 Vantage Way
Nashville , TN , 37228 United States