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A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Therapeutic Foster Care
Kennedy Krieger Institute • 2901 East Biddle St. • Baltimore, MD 21213
About Our Program:
This program provides a continuum of family-based services to children and adolescents with special needs who have a history of, or are at risk for institutional placements. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between parent and child. Foster parents are highly trained to meet the emotional and physical needs of each child. Services include:
- Therapeutic foster care
- Respite care
- Adoption services
- Parent training
- Foster parent training
- Technical assistance to the community
Therapeutic Foster Care is a part of both the Social Work Department and The Family Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. For more detailed information about this program, please vist www.therapeuticfostercare.org.
Primary Program Goals:
To ensure a permanent home, whether that means a return to biological parents or other relatives, adoption or, in rare instances, retention in therapeutic foster care due to very unique circumstances.
The program is part of a statewide outcome evaluation project (SUMONE) for children in therapeutic foster homes.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
24-hour beeper coverage provided to treatment foster families.
To make a referral:
Phone: (443) 923-3808
Phone: (443) 923-5993