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Foster Care

CARING for Children’s Foster Care programs provides  youth with both short and long term placements.

CARING for Children’s Family Foster Care programs provides services to children in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

For more information about the Family Foster Care, and Therapeutic Foster Care, please email us at:

Foster Care Services consists of:

  • Family Foster Care: CARING for Children’s Family Foster Care program provides services to children in the custody of the Department of Social Services.  These youth need long-term foster care placement and are not eligible for therapeutic foster care services. Homes are available in most Western Counties. Children can remain in care until reunited with parents or appropriate guardian, or until adopted.
  • Therapeutic Foster Care: This program is a specialized Level II mental health foster care program designed to work with youth of all ages who have a history of behavioral, emotional, medical, and/or mental health problems. Licensed foster parents work with children on the issues that caused them to be placed out-of-home.  Case Managers provide intensive support to foster parents while the youth is in care. Referrals to the program are made through a mental health provider, and fees are paid through Medicaid or another third-party funding source. Homes are available in most western counties. Stays range from a few weeks to several years if medically necessary.

CARING for Children is asking local adults to join us in caring for children in our Family Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care programs. We will provide the training and ongoing support you need to make a positive impact in the life of a child!

Interested in becoming a Foster Parent?

To get started, please email us at:

North Carolina

CARING for Children | Administrative Office

225 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 777-5715