Redwood Community Services has been providing foster care services since its incorporation in 1995. Our Foster Care programs are designed to create a supported living environment for youth in the foster care system. Youth are placed with approved resource families, who are educated through a multi-faceted training program in order to prepare them for meeting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of the youth in their care. To address the differing needs of the children and youth within the foster care system and the complexity of family dynamics, Redwood Community Services offers an array of foster care options.
Treatment Foster Care (TFC)
Redwood Community Services will be implementing therapeutic a Treatment Foster Care program. Therapeutic or treatment foster homes are foster families that have been identified to care for extremely behaviorally/emotionally disturbed children who cannot function in a family home without specialized treatment and expertise. Therapeutic foster parents have specialized skills in managing these children. Often these homes have a pre-determined, designated intensive "package" of services that are delivered to every child placed in the therapeutic foster home.
Creating Alternative Rehabilitative Experiences (CARE)
Redwood Community Services began providing Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) in 2002, yet transitioned the program to Creating Alternative Rehabilitative Experiences in 2014 after the integration of Wraparound practices. Designed to break the cycle of multiple out-of-home placements through intensive treatment services in the foster home, CARE foster parents support and nurture needy children and youth and act as a bridge between the child and their return to their family of origin, strengthening the community.
Treatment Foster Care-Oregon (TFCO)
Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a short-term, intensive treatment program working with youth ages 12-17. TFCO involves surrounding the youth with a highly supervised and structured environment that prevents the further development of antisocial behaviors and promotes the development of new social skills. TFCO can be utilized in lieu of residential or group home settings and provides the framework for stability that helps the youth to be successful at home, school and in the community. The TFCO foster parent is a member of a professional team and receives a high level of support and training to ensure success of the youth and the program.
Redwood Community Services is committed to each youth’s need for placement in a permanent family. In 2014, we received our adoption licensure and have successfully finalized 8 adoptions. Our primary focus for the children, youth and families we serve through foster care, is reunifying the children with their family of origin, a relative or through kinship care. For whatever reason, when permanent placement is not possible with the child's family, a relative or family friend in their community, Redwood Community Services offers foster parents the opportunity to adopt the child or youth in their care.
Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCRC) Level III & Level IV Services
Services provide Regional Center consumers with a stable, consistent, qualified environment wherethey receive positive support for their strengths, and nurturing care for their needs. This program design assures on-going staff training and professional weekly contact with foster parents so that the needs of the children and youth in their care can be met in a nurturing family environment as the least restrictive way to meet their physical, mental, and emotional needs.