Established in 1993, Groden Center Treatment Foster Care Program (GCTFC) provides treatment level foster care for a diverse population of children and youth with special needs (0-22 years old) and matches them with licensed treatment foster homes across Rhode Island.

Our team of Licensed Behavior Analysts, LICSW, and Master level case managers, provide an individualized treatment plan for every child to successfully develop and grow while maintaining connections to their community.

GCTFC foster parents are provided with on-going 365/24/7 support and services, specialized training and supervision, to help meet the child’s treatment goals and ensure a successful foster care experience. When you join the GCTFC family, we are with you every step of your foster care journey.

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Who is GTCFC?

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Why Choose Us?

-Our Program has maintained stability for over 27 years!

-You receive support 24/7/365. We work with you every step of the way. Our support team includes licensed and Master’s level clinicians who have decades of experience including work with children, youth, and adults with special needs.

-We work with you in tandem beginning with each step of the licensing process and continuing through your foster care journey.

-You join a team of staff and other families who provide a support system for each other. We know it takes a village and our program is built on partnership and collaboration.


Is Fostering For Me?

Do you have the desire to help change the life of a child?

Are you at least 21 years old?

Do you have a valid RI driver's license and a good driving record?

Do you have reliable, insured transportation?

Can you speak, read, and write English?

Do you have a clean criminal record?

Do you have stable housing (own or rent)?

Do you have reliable income to support your household?

Do you have flexibility in your schedule to accommodate the needs of a child?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, please reach out to learn more about how you can change the life of a child.

How Do I Move Forward?


Questions? Our team can help - send us a message using the form:

Foster Care Inquiry Form