Childhaven provides child-centered, evidence-based Treatment Foster Care (TFC) for children ages 2 to 17 years with severe emotional and or behavioral disturbances caused by their traumatic experiences. These children come to us from residential treatment centers, failed foster homes, or unsafe home environments and are need of a safe and loving family environment. By supporting children’s development of resilience and coping skills, and making them feel safe and cared for in a structured home environment, we help them attain a successful permanent placements. Our foster care staff and parents receive extensive training in trauma-informed care, Nurturing Parenting, Crisis Prevention Intervention, and more. They work closely with therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other child advocacy professionals to assure that the most vulnerable children in our communities receive the support they need to succeed.
Many children in our community wait months for a foster home to open up so that they may move out of their current placement and into a loving home. We want to eliminate this waiting period, and you can help! By becoming a foster parent, you can provide a child with a safe, nurturing, loving family for a temporary period of time. Being a successful foster parent is hard work, and requires an open heart and home. Yet, foster parenting can be the most gratifying work your will ever do. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, contact our Foster Care Liaison at (505) 592-0650.
Providers may submit referrals by fax to the attention of the Childhaven Foster Care Program Director at (505) 327-1482.