Our Programs

There are many ways for you make a lasting difference in the life of a child or youth.

You can:

Become licensed as a therapeutic foster home
The program serves children, ages 6 through 17, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, or how may be experiencing symptoms related to trauma, loss and other behavioral health concerns. Foster families receive ongoing training and 24/7 support from the Therapeutic Foster Care team. Adoptive homes are also needed.

Engage in medically complex foster care
The program serves children from birth to 18 years who meet the diagnostic criteria for medical conditions that may include, but are not limited to, prematurity, asthma, diabetes, cardiac conditions, developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol syndrome, feeding tubes, etc. Medically complex training is required, and support is provided by our Therapeutic Foster Care Team.

Provide respite foster care
Respite Foster care offers a temporary home in which a foster parent or family takes over the parenting responsibility for another foster parent. Respite providers must meet licensing requirements, including training and other background checks.

For information about foster care opportunities, call 860.793.7277 or email FosterCarePrograms@Wheelerclinic.org

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