Therapeutic Foster Care

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What does a foster family mean to you?

“It’s about my entire life, it’s not just about my childhood. I want to know that I am going to have a dad or brother as my best man in my wedding. That my children will have grandparents.” – Jonathan, 15

Our Team

Porsha Kelly

Porsha Kelly

Director of Foster Care |


Charity Robinson

Foster Care Case Manager |


Jawanna Thompson

Foster Care Case Recruiter |

Caucasian mother and black daughter

Therapeutic Foster Home

Our Foster Care program is made up of servant hearted individuals and families who are willing to provide a stable and loving home for children from birth to 21 years old. The Foster Care staff provides training, support, and resources to each family throughout the fostering process.

A Therapeutic Foster Home is a licensed and certified home to care for children with physical, emotional or behavioral difficulties. Therapeutic Foster Care is an intensive mental health service provided to a child in a family setting utilizing specially trained foster parents.


Transitional Services

Transitional Services are services provided to all youth 14 years of age and older.  These services are provided to all residents of the various congregate care homes on campus, as well as to youth in individual foster care placements (Therapeutic Foster Care). 

Services include instruction in myriad life skills from cooking, cleaning, and financial literacy with specialized instruction on applying for jobs, obtaining housing, a drivers’ license and other skills required to be a productive citizen.  Wells-Tonkel Independent Living Apartments are available as a final step for children once they turn 18 and near aging out of typical youth services (21 years of age). 

This unique option provides an apartment for residents who are working or attending school full time or a combination of the two.  It is an important transitional program for the residents to make the final step toward integration into society on an individual basis.

MCH is always looking for servant-hearted foster parents who will provide stable and loving homes for our children. You can make a difference in the lives of children by opening your heart and home to them! Any home can be a Methodist Children’s Home!

To become a foster parent, you must:


  • At least 21 years old 
  • Married (1+ years), Divorced (1+ years) or Single


  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Reliable telephone service and transportation
  • Financial means to support a family


  • Complete all training requirements

Steps to Become a Foster Family

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