Therapeutic Foster Care
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
Therapeutic Foster Home
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.
MCH is always looking for mission-driven 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!
To become a foster parent, you must:
- 21 or older
- 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
Where Do I Start?
If you’re interested in providing a home and support for children as a foster parent, please contact Kim Day at Kday@mchms.org or by phone at 601-853-5000 ext. 1260. We’ll guide you every step of the way!
Foster Care Application - Return completed application to LaSonja Lightfoot at LLightfoot@mchms.org or mail to PO Box 66, Clinton, MS 39060.