Family Ties Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
Family Ties Therapeutic Foster Care Program (TFC) is a foster care 0-21 who are in the Foster Care System or Department of Juvenile Services System. Family Ties is licensed to provide services to a maximum of 24 clients, and specializes in working with adolescent youth (ages 13 and older) dealing with a variety of emotional and mental health needs.
The TFC program is designed for youth with special emotional needs. It is a dynamic family and community-based program for youth that require intensive care and treatment outside of their own homes. TFC´s foster parents provide the nurturing that all youth deserve, but often do not receive. TFC provides:
- A nurturing and loving home
- Individualized attention
- Positive modeling and loving guidance
- Individual and family therapy
We have TFC homes in throughout the state of Maryland and are always looking for caring adults interested in opening their hearts and homes to a youth in need!
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A FOSTER PARENT?
“When I decided to become a foster parent, I had no idea of what to expect. I approached this journey with much trepidation, but with a very positive outlook. I knew in my heart that I wanted to share my blessings and give back to my community by being able to make a difference in a child’s life. For me, it did not matter what race or religion my future child was, my desire was to just have a child that I could help and introduce to a loving environment.
Hearts & Homes For Youth made this possible. I have been a foster parent now for several years with HHY, and have opened up my home to five young ladies. It has been an experience I would have never wanted to miss. All of my expectations were met as a foster parent. Yes, sometimes there was hard work involved and frustrations overcome, but it was all worth it. I would certainly characterize my experiences and time as a foster parent as one journey I could not have missed. Success is relative, depending on how you look at it and what you value most. My time as a foster parent is definitely my success story.”
L. F. Spraggins
“Hearts & Homes For Youth has been our second family for over eight years. My husband and I have fostered over 10 children during this time. Some of the children have been challenging, but our love and guidance has made a difference for the children.
We have adopted two of our children and are in the process of adopting our third child. We have seen staff and foster families change within the program over the years, but through it all we have remained a family. Our family has received much support, knowledge, compassion and dedication from the program’s staff and foster parents.
It has been and always will be a pleasure and honor to be part of Hearts & Homes For Youth family.”
– V. Stepney-current foster parent