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Center for Family Services — Treatment Foster Care Email
Associated Catholic Charities of Maryland

2601 N. Howard Street
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21218-4979

410-685-2363 - voice
410-685-2364 - fax

Office HoursMon-Fri 8:30-5
PurposeTo improve and enrich the quality of life for children, youth, families, and individuals through a wide range of community services that adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards.
ServiceHOPE Program for Medically Fragile Infants and Children is a statewide Treatment Foster Care program servicing infants, children, and youth who have chronic life threatening medical conditions. HOPE provides comprehensive care in a home setting with a trained foster family and availability to a part-time nurse. Treatment Foster Care recruits, trains, and certifies foster parents who become a part of a treatment team. Provide services to children and teens who have been removed from their birth families for neglect and/or abuse and specific medical conditions that warrant special care. Support services to the treatment family and birth family are provided after placements are made. Comprehensive services include: respite and emergency respite care, 24 hr. on-call availability, individual and family therapy, case management, diagnostic and psychiatric services. Therapeutic Alternative Shelter Care or "TASC"-is a 30-90 day specialized short term program that uses specially trained treatment foster parents and social workers to assist troubled youth ages 12-21 and their families. TASC accepts difficult to place youth that would otherwise be detained or placed in a more restrictive level of care than needed.
EligibilityProspective foster parent eligibility includes: age 25 and older, in good health, Maryland residency, U.S. citzenship required. Able to provide a safe, stable, and therapeutic environment for a child. There are no restrictions on race or marital status.
FeesThere are no licensure fees for prospective foster parents; fees for services rendered are coordinated through local Departments of Social Services.
Ages ServedServes ages infancy to 18 years.
Area ServedHOPE Program serves entire state.
SubjectsChild Abuse, Foster Care
Last Updated30 November 2017