Our Foster Care Program
Wheeler's Foster Care program addresses the unique needs of the youth we serve in Waterbury and surrounding towns, using the Functional Family Therapy in Foster Care model (FFT Partners).
As a Wheeler foster parent, 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 our team.
PROVIDE RESPITE 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.
We serve youth and families in Waterbury and surrounding towns; however, if you live in areas outside of this region and are interested in foster care, please contact us as well.