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Therapeutic Foster Care

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

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 through out 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.

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:

BE:

  • 21 or older
  • married (1+ years), divorced (1+ years) or single

HAVE:

  • a high school diploma or GED
  • reliable telephone service and transportation
  • financial means to support a family

AND:

  • 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 Millicent Suttlar at Msuttlar@mchms.org or by phone at 601-853-5000. We’ll guide you every step of the way!

Sign up to be a Foster Parent!

Upcoming Events

Day of Hope:Seashore, Brookhaven, and Hattiesburg Districts

Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Foster Care Informational Meeting

Thursday, April 04, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tee Off for Missions Golf Classic

Tuesday, May 07, 12:00 pm
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Stories

Keshuna “I refuse to be another number”

Keshuna “I refuse to be another number”

“I refused to be another number for DHS,” Keshuna, 18, said about the percentage of foster care youth who do not graduate from high school. “I wanted to beat them, and beat the system.” So, on graduation night at Calloway High School, when she heard the principal announce, “Keshuna,” she knew that she had indeed won.

Read Keshuna “I refuse to be another number”'s story


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