Therapeutic Foster Care

Focusing on parents and youth, SAFY's Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services address the physical, emotional and social needs of children and youth in a supportive family setting until the primary family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption or kinship adoption is arranged.

 Traditional Foster CareTherapeutic or Treatment Foster Care
Goal Care and protection with focus of change on parents. Treatment occurs outside of the foster home. Child requires treatment-level care with focus of change on both parents and youth. Care provided in a family environment.
Focus of Services Permanency, safety and well-being Permanency, safety and well-being in addition to trauma healing, parent skill building, school success and coping skills.
Staff Support One foster care worker assigned to a child and foster parent. Highly-qualified clinical staff support and train foster parents, biological parents and youth providing 24/7 crisis support.
Qualifications N/A Accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Practices consistent with Foster Family-based Treatment standards.

Our TFC services support youth from newborn to age 18+ with cognitive or behavioral problems, developmental delays, aggressive behaviors, special medical needs including autism, who require support to manage complex trauma issues stemming from abuse and/or neglect and removal from their home environment.

As a result of our care:


of foster youth feel more positive about their future.*


of foster youth say they are treated with dignity and respect.*


of foster youth participated in their treatment plan.*

*SAFY 2014 Client Satisfaction Survey