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Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care for Children

Our Foster Care program provides boys and girls ages 4–17 with emotional or behavioral difficulties an opportunity to live within the community in the naturally therapeutic environment of a family. Our foster parents are trained, supervised and supported by the Laurel Heights Specialized Foster Care Treatment Team.

Family consultants work with the foster family, birth parents, case managers and the child to ensure that therapeutic, academic, social and medical needs are met. Family consultants also provide 24-hour on-call support, and work closely with case managers and birth families to support family reunification goals.

What to Expect

  • A foster family is matched to meet the child’s specific needs
  • Our family consultants ensure that all medical and psychiatric needs are met
  • We coordinate appropriate educational/vocational placement
  • Our family consultants coordinate with case managers to ensure contact with the birth families
  • We provide regular respite for children and foster families
  • Our family consultants provide 24-hour on-call support and case management
  • Our program ensures each child has an appropriate aftercare plan

For more information, or to refer a child, please contact:

Petruska Bryant-Levert
404-888-6040
Email: [email protected]

We’re Here to Help

Laurel Heights Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for your child. Call 404-888-5475 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.