Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling currently has approximately 15 licensed homes. Of those, there is a mixture of respite providers, some who primarily provide foster care, a few adoptive families and those who do all of the above. Each family has their own niche and specializes in particular types of care. These can include:
- Teen girls
- Teen boys
- Teen moms and babies
- Sibling groups
- Sexualized children
- Delinquent children
- Abandoned and neglected children of all ages
- Abuse victims of all ages
Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling strongly supports a family in their journey of fostering and adoption. It is never our goal to disrupt a family in order to provide a child with one.
We assist with the certification and licensure of two different types of homes to include:
- Regular foster and adoptive homes which have a maximum of four foster children and four non-foster children for a total of 8 children living in a licensed foster home.
- Treatment Foster homes which typically would have 1 or 2 foster children.
If you have specialized training or experience working or caring for children with specialized needs—Treatment Foster Care might be good for you!
Treatment Foster Care [TFC] homes care for children and youth who require foster care services with aspects of higher-level care and coordination. TFC homes will have 1 or 2 children to allow for caregivers to manage their specialized needs. These specialized needs require additional training and time; this allows for TFC providers to not have outside employment to support the most vulnerable children.
The increased care in a TFC home could surround health and medical needs, additional responsibility with supervision, transportation, education, and visitation which can require more coordination, and experience. Reimbursement rates for Treatment Foster Care are higher due to the specialized care and additional requirements of a TFC provider.
Other Services Offered by Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling
- 24-hour emergency pager
- Monthly Support Group & Training
- Clothing & Resource Closet
- Quarterly Newsletters
- Attentive home supervisors
- Clinicians through Kaleidoscope Counseling for therapy services
- Secure web page access to gain information on training news updates, chat rooms, and forms necessary for the licensure
- To be a team
- To work for the best interest of the children
- Provide a safe and nurturing environment
- Provide stability
If you are interested in becoming a Foster, Adoptive, or Treatment Foster Care Provider, please email us for more information.