As of January 2011, there were 6, 723 youth in foster care in the state of Tennessee. You have the opportunity to be the difference for one of these families. Most of the youth we care for have been removed from their homes due to circumstances that were out of their control: abuse, neglect or even abandonment. Crittenton foster families have the advantage of opening up their lives and homes to youth in need. When possible, we aim to reunite these children with their birth families. Crittenton Foster Care seeks to not only impact the life of a child but also the family and community in which they belong.
BECOMING A CRITTENTON FOSTER FAMILY
Crittenton foster families seek to provide a loving and nurturing environment for youth in need. Foster parents are our HEROs, they can’t fly or become invisible but they have the ability to love a child right where they are. Prospective foster parents must meet the minimum requirements to be considered to foster with Crittenton Foster Care:
o AT LEAST 21YEARS OF AGE
o FINANCIALLY ABLE TO MEET HIS/HER NEEDS
o BE ABLE TO NURTURE AND LOVE CHILDREN
o PASS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
o BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH
o LEARN & APPLY PROVIDED TRAININGS
Foster parents are not required to be perfect and they also know they are not required to do it on their own; we have a wonderful team to assist with consistent and constant support.
WHY CRITTENTON FOSTER CARE?
Crittenton Foster Care provides extensive support to the children and the foster families that we serve to ensure they are emotionally, physically, socially and mentally maturing and stabilizing. Support includes but not limited to:
o CASE MANAGEMENT
o IN-HOME SERVICES
o ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING WITH BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT
o CHILD EDUCATION SUPPORT
o CONTINUAL MONTHLY TRAININGS FOR FOSTER PARENTS
o MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT.
o TRAINING: PATH FOR FOSTER PARENTS
o 24/7 ON CALL SUPPORT
Crittenton Foster Care: BE THE DIFFERENCE | 865.602.2919
Every child deserves a loving and supportive home. Unfortunately, thousands of youth in Tennessee have been removed from their home because of abandonment, abuse or neglect. These children need a place to grow, find safety, stability, love and encouragement. Many have experienced challenges beyond belief and they need the support and dedication of a loving family.
You have the opportunity to be the difference in the life of a youth. Crittenton Foster Care Program welcomes you, as we partner together to empower youth in our community, and bring about life long changes.
FOSTER KIDS WHO WE SERVE
Crittenton Foster Care believes in the kids we serve, we believe that they can achieve their goals, overcome obstacles and a part of our responsibility is to encourage and empower them to believe they are capable. Crittenton Fos
Crittenton Foster Care seeks to equip and empower the families and children that we serve by providing a safe, stable and nurturing environments.