We are an independent private fostering agency with strong values. Values that we are very proud of. It is our utmost belief that the process of looking after children on behalf of our community partners should be viewed as a value driven enterprise. At First Choice, we place the needs of children and their families at the heart of all we do.
First Choice is a private child placement agency founded on the core values of strong commitment to providing the best and fulfilling care to children and families in the foster care system. First Choice will provide safe haven for all children under our supervision through an integrated continuum of care which emphasizes safety, protection and overall well-being of all children in our care.
Providing children a stable and nurturing environment that is safe, culturally diverse, and foster partnerships that will elevate children to their fullest physical, mental and emotional development.
A vibrant community where children are nurtured, cherished, safe, and all of their need are met unconditionally.
◾Integrity ◾Collaboration ◾Awareness ◾Diversity ◾Commitment ◾Excellence
First Choice Therapeutic Foster Home Program provides intensive systems of support, sanctuary, skills training, counseling and clinical services for children who are unable to live with their own families. Our program also offers assistance to the family in resolving problems that necessitated the child’s placement. The child is then prepared for discharge and reintegrated into their family, when appropriate, or other less restrictive setting.
First Choice will provides a range of services to a child, and to the child’s parents upon the child’s return to the biological home (Re-unification).
◾Counseling with the child and the parents
◾Scheduling of visits by the social worker
◾Identification of support services available in the community
◾Continuation of any treatment needed to maintain family stability and to prevent the behavior which resulted in the original removal of the child.
We have a Permanency unit in place to handle all caseloads that have a goal change or expected goal change. This unit will provide counseling and emotional support to parties involved in the adoption process. This unit is primarily responsible to work and ensure the overall well-being of the newly-formed family and help birth parents cope with the separation process.
Under OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES (OCYF)
Our TFC program is focused on clinical intervention, which includes placement in specifically trained foster parent homes, for youth with severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs.
"Team Work Makes The Dream Work"
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