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Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care provides specialized training to families who are willing to work with children with specialized needs. Our foster children range in age from infancy to 21 years, but the majority of our youth are pre-teens and teens.

Foster parents work with staff toward identified goals for the child(ren) in their care. Centerstone offers therapy, case management, specialized training, ongoing support and financial reimbursement to ensure foster parents can provide the best care possible to the child(ren). Each Centerstone foster home is assigned a Home Resource Coordinator who provides training and support to the therapeutic foster parents. We accept all types of foster families – traditional and non-traditional.

Centerstone serves children who need consistency, structure, love and unconditional caring to overcome their past and lead successful lives. We are highly selective in choosing therapeutic foster parents and foster homes. We seek people who:

  • Have a strong desire to help children be successful
  • Are trustworthy and dependable
  • Are loving and patient
  • Are committed to supporting a child through good and bad times
  • Have strong moral values
  • Understand and are willing to learn the unique needs of children with trauma and behavioral needs

Our foster children can only be as successful as those who care for them. That’s why Centerstone stands shoulder to shoulder with our foster parents every step of the way. We equip therapeutic foster parents with the training and resources they need to help our children thrive. This includes:

  • Free, individualized, no obligation training at your convenience
  • 24/7 assistance to ensure you are able to provide the support the child needs
  • Competitive daily reimbursement
  • Certification bonus
  • Monthly stipend for clothing and incidentals
  • Mileage reimbursement for transportation

To learn more about what a therapeutic foster home is, how to become a foster parent, or how to foster to adopt, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or please call toll-free (855) 460-0990. Or, fill out our simple foster parent application.

Be a Respite Care Provider

Don’t want to be a full-time foster parent? You don’t have to be!

You may be interested in helping kids in foster care but not in making a commitment to being a full-time foster parent. It’s all right. Being a full-time foster parent isn’t for everyone, but there are other important ways you can help.

One of those ways is to provide respite care for foster parents. Respite is when you provide a break for foster families (a two- to four-day placement).

Every parent and child need some “time off” from one another (a.k.a., respite). In more traditional families, parents and youth get this needed time by dropping the kids off at the grandparent’s, aunt/uncle’s or a friend’s house. Foster parents don’t have this more traditional option, which is where you, as the respite parent, play such an important role. Nearly all kids have fond memories of time spent at another family member or friend’s house. In your case, they will carry fond memories of time spent in your respite home.

More Information

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, fostering to adopt or providing respite care, please read our Frequently Asked Questions call toll-free (855) 460-0990 or fill out our simple foster parent application.

Residential Services

Centerstone’s Residential Services in Illinois support individuals working toward a long term goal of community independence. Residents include individuals with behavioral health needs and individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. While living at the group homes, residents participate in counseling and life skills training to prepare them for living successful, independent lives.

Women’s Renaissance Center

Women’s Renaissance Center is a residential facility designed to serve pregnant women suffering from opioid use and co-occurring disorders. The Women’s Renaissance Center specializes in providing a structured therapeutic environment that encourages growth, healthy coping skills, parenting education and treatment to maintain sobriety and deliver a baby free from illicit substances. For admissions, call (502) 437-5066.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care provides specialized training to families who are willing to work with children with specialized needs. Our foster children range in age from infancy to 21 years, but the majority of our youth are pre-teens and teens.

Foster parents work with staff toward identified goals for the child(ren) in their care. Centerstone offers therapy, case management, specialized training, ongoing support and financial reimbursement to ensure foster parents can provide the best care possible to the child(ren). Each Centerstone foster home is assigned a Home Resource Coordinator who provides training and support to the therapeutic foster parents. We accept all types of foster families – traditional and non-traditional.

Centerstone serves children who need consistency, structure, love and unconditional caring to overcome their past and lead successful lives. We are highly selective in choosing therapeutic foster parents and foster homes. We seek people who:

  • Have a strong desire to help children be successful
  • Are trustworthy and dependable
  • Are loving and patient
  • Are committed to supporting a child through good and bad times
  • Have strong moral values
  • Understand and are willing to learn the unique needs of children with trauma and behavioral needs

Our foster children can only be as successful as those who care for them. That’s why Centerstone stands shoulder to shoulder with our foster parents every step of the way. We equip therapeutic foster parents with the training and resources they need to help our children thrive. This includes:

  • Free, individualized, no obligation training at your convenience
  • 24/7 assistance to ensure you are able to provide the support the child needs
  • Competitive daily reimbursement
  • Certification bonus
  • Monthly stipend for clothing and incidentals
  • Mileage reimbursement for transportation

To learn more about what a therapeutic foster home is, how to become a foster parent, or how to foster to adopt, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or please call toll-free (855) 460-0990. Or, fill out our simple foster parent application.

Be a Respite Care Provider

Don’t want to be a full-time foster parent? You don’t have to be!

You may be interested in helping kids in foster care but not in making a commitment to being a full-time foster parent. It’s all right. Being a full-time foster parent isn’t for everyone, but there are other important ways you can help.

One of those ways is to provide respite care for foster parents. Respite is when you provide a break for foster families (a two- to four-day placement).

Every parent and child need some “time off” from one another (a.k.a., respite). In more traditional families, parents and youth get this needed time by dropping the kids off at the grandparent’s, aunt/uncle’s or a friend’s house. Foster parents don’t have this more traditional option, which is where you, as the respite parent, play such an important role. Nearly all kids have fond memories of time spent at another family member or friend’s house. In your case, they will carry fond memories of time spent in your respite home.

More Information

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, fostering to adopt or providing respite care, please read our Frequently Asked Questions call toll-free (855) 460-0990 or fill out our simple foster parent application.

Youth Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment uses an evidence-based Psycho Educational Model to help youth learn ways to manage their behavioral problems such as:

  • Aggression
  • Impulse control
  • Sexual acting out
  • And many other behavioral issues that may have resulted from their past trauma, and have caused the youth, family and/or guardian stress.

We help to heal the hearts and minds of our youth who have suffered emotional trauma that can include physical, sexual and verbal abuse or neglect. We also help manage and treat mental health disorders such as:

  • Mood
  • Bipolar
  • Attachment
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • And many others.

Youth live in family-style cottages on our two Louisville campuses (Bellewood and Brooklawn) that are supervised by trained youth care workers, shift supervisors and cottage managers. Youth learn basic and advanced social skills that help build self-esteem, communication, self-awareness and healthy relationships. Our staff support youth by holding daily family meetings, setting expectations, and pro-actively teaching skills needed to become successful in the community.

The Bellewood campus offers only the Private Child Care (PCC) program. The Brooklawn campus is a combination of PCC and the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) program cottages.

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Recovery Supported Housing

Recovery Supported Housing combines affordable housing and sober support services to help individuals and families use housing as a platform for recovery following homelessness, hospitalization or incarceration.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Program

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Program is a program for youth who require intensive 24/7 psychiatric treatment in a residential setting. It is a step up from our PCC program.

The program admits boys age 6 to 17 or girls ages 6 to 11 who have been hospitalized and need additional treatment before returning home. Often, youth have not shown significant progress in outpatient treatment and need a more structured treatment setting. Youth in our program have had numerous psychiatric hospitalizations and services in the community that have not been successful.

The program also utilizes the Psycho Educational Model, but has increased staffing, therapeutic and psychiatric components that provide more individualized and specialized treatment. Family and/or guardianship involvement is one of the requirements.

For information regarding admission requirements, please call toll-free (855) 460-0990.

Intensive ACE (Assertive Community Engagement)

Intensive ACE (Assertive Community Engagement), formerly Housing First, finds safe, affordable housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities, and then provides the individualized supports and services needed for success at home.

PASSR Evaluations

Centerstone performs Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASSAR) evaluations for nursing facilities, which is required for all residents who are receiving psychotropic medications. The purpose is to assess the need for additional services and appropriate treatment within the nursing home facility.

Crisis Respite

Crisis Respite offers supervised residential care (up to three days) for adults in crisis who need time away from their home environment, but do not require hospitalization.