The Helen Ross McNabb Center’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program serves children and teens who are in state’s custody due to abuse or neglect and who have behavioral or emotional problems. These children need a more specialized type of care than what they can find in regular foster homes.
The purpose of therapeutic foster care is to re-educate and re-socialize each child so that he or she may go on to live successfully within the community. Therapeutic Foster Parents help these special children to meet specified goals in the process with help of a network of support.
Helen Ross McNabb Center’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program began in 1992. Since then, the program has grown to cover the majority of East Tennessee.