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Graham Windham operates three family foster care programs: regular family foster care, treatment family foster care, and treatment foster care Oregon.

Regular Family Foster Care (Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan)

Treatment Family Foster Care (Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan)


Regular Family Foster Care

Foster parents provide a safe, nurturing home life for the children in their care. Like any loving parent, the foster parent attends to the physical, medical, emotional, social and educational needs of the children by assuring home life environments that are clean, safe, orderly and embracing. Foster parents help children to be successful in life by teaching them life skills in the home and cooperating with and facilitating child well-being plans that connect children with the services and help they need.

You are eligible to apply to become a foster parent through the Foster Boarding Home (FBH) program if you:

  • Enjoy playing with, teaching, and mentoring children/teens
  • Have a sincere interest in caring for children and working with their birth families
  • Live in Manhattan, the Bronx or Brooklyn
  • Are at least 21 years old, married or unmarried, with or without children, and in good health
  • Are able to meet your own financial obligations through employment, pension, public assistance and/or social security (not unemployment benefits)
  • Are willing and able to accompany the child/teen to and from, and participate directly in required appointments and meetings, such as: parent/child visits, clinical appointments, Court appearances, etc., school meetings, family team conferences
  • Are able to provide each child with his or her own bed and have a home which meets all New York State requirements
  • Complete New York State’s mandated foster parent training program (30 hours of Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) Training)
  • Are willing to comply with all requirements needed to be certified by New York City as a foster parent (including Statewide Central Register (SCR) and federal fingerprinting)

Supports you will be provided as a foster parent with the Foster Boarding Home program include:

  • A monthly stipend based on a child’s age and special needs
  • Free foster parenting and special needs training
  • A monthly clothing allowance for each child in care
  • Our own medical clinic which provides routine physicals, immunizations, and referrals for all necessary dental and other medical services (The child’s healthcare services and prescriptions are covered)
  • Professional case planners to work closely with you and with birth families to meet all child and family needs
  • A supervisor on call 24 hours a day to handle emergencies
  • Assistance from our Family Support Unit, to stabilize placements and provide ongoing support, encouragement, and intervention when necessary.

 
Treatment Family Foster Care (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

Treatment Family Foster Care, otherwise known as TFFC, is designed to serve children/youth up to age 21, who have moderate to severe behavioral and emotional challenges that are supported in a family setting.  Children and youth are placed into a treatment foster home to:

  • Learn, through careful instruction from the foster parent and program staff, greater self control
  • Decrease the frequency and duration of acting out behaviors
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Develop appropriate interactions with school and peers
  • Develop age appropriate life skills

You are eligible to apply to become a foster parent through the Foster Boarding Home (FBH) program if you:

  • Meet all the requirements for a regular family foster parent (above), and in addition:
  • Complete New York State’s mandated foster parent training program (30 hours of Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) Training and 27 hours of Parenting Skills Training (PST))

As a foster parent in the Therapeutic Family Foster Care program you will be provided with support including:

      • The same supports provided to foster parents in the regular family foster care program, and:
      • Professional case planners and sociotherapists to work closely with you and with birth families to meet all child and family needs
      • A supervisor on call 24 hours a day to handle emergencies
      • Additional home based services that address behavioral and emotional needs