Founded in 1993, the Groden Center Treatment Foster Care Program (TFC) is based on the idea that human beings thrive in compassionate, supportive environments with strong relationships, access to healthy food, and stability. We work with children and youth from newborns to 22 years old to match them with licensed treatment foster homes across Rhode Island where they will receive the nurturing, care, and safety they deserve.
Our caring team of specialists provides more than mere placement services. We work to create individualized treatment plans to help every child develop, grow, and flourish while creating strong community connections.
We also understand the challenges that treatment care can place on foster parents. We offer 365/24/7 support and services, specialized training, and supervision to help meet critical treatment goals and create an environment in which they feel safe, protected, and cared for. Our foster parents are part of the TFC team, and we’re proud to walk every step of the path with you.
Meet the TFC Team!
Colleen joined the Groden team 17 years ago. In her role as a clinical case manager, Colleen has supported many children in adjusting to their foster homes, and in reaching their full potential.
Why Choose the Groden Team?
You’re passionate about giving children a happy, healthy, loving home. The TFC program is a perfect fit! We’ve matched foster children with foster parents for over 27 years, and we remain deeply committed to helping both children and parents grow and flourish.
We also support our parents 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. We’re always here for you and your foster child. Our team of specialists includes licensed and master’s level clinicians with decades of experience working with children, youth, and adults with special needs. We work with you throughout the licensing process to ensure a smooth, easy integration.
When you become part of the TFC team, you join a caring, supportive family that believes in helping one another grow. It truly does take 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 a 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 these questions, we invite you to consider joining the TFC team. Contact us today to learn how you can change a child’s life forever.
Apply To Become a Foster Parent
The Groden Network, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF), uses Binti application software. Your application to foster will go directly to our recruitment team at Groden Treatment Foster Care who will further assist you with completing the licensing process with DCYF.
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