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Therapeutic Foster Care

Become a Resource (foster) Parent and provide a local home to keep children and youth in their community.

Therapeutic Foster Care

There are 25,397 children and youth in foster care in New York State (adoptuskids.org). Become a Resource (foster) Parent and provide a local home to keep children and youth in their community.

The Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program promotes a team approach to foster care to achieve the permanency planning goal of strengthening the family unit and reuniting the youth and family whenever possible, or assisting the youth in the adoption process, and/or connecting youth to permanency resources and alternative planned living arrangements.

Open your heart, open your home!

Support Services

  • Case management and supportive counseling for youth and families
  • Service planning
  • Independent living skills and youth advocacy training
  • Coordinate and facilitate family time
  • Support, supervision, and training for Resource Parents
  • After-care services and support

Population and Geographic Areas Served

The TFC program serves youth and families in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Western New York Regions. This program serves children and youth ranging from birth to 21 years of age who have serious emotional difficulties, complex medical issues, and/or developmental disabilities, and is committed to keeping sibling groups intact through foster care placement.

Resource (Foster) Parents

The Pathways, Inc. Therapeutic Foster Care program is committed to effectively recruiting, training, and supporting our Resource (foster) Parents, enabling them to provide intense support and care to youth participating in the program. Family Specialists meet several times a month with Resource Parents to offer support and provide case management services. A 24-hour emergency on-call system provides assistance as needed.

Resource Parents Receive

  • Monthly financial support
  • Pre-service training and home licensure
  • Ongoing training
  • 24/7 support
  • Satisfaction knowing you helped a child and family to succeed

Contact

To help a youth or sibling group in need, learn more about becoming a Resource Parent, by contacting:

Manager, Therapeutic Foster Care

Administrative Office
Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-4525 F: (607) 937-3206

Rochester Office
160 Allens Creek Rd., Suite 250, Rochester, New York 14618
T: (585) 434-3166 F: (585) 434-3167

Residential Services

These residential program options offer a variety of 24-hour supervised home settings for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pathways Inc. also provides a Therapeutic Foster Care program, plus contracted services with the Steuben Department of Social Services for at-risk youth and families, Steuben County Community Mental Health Services for adults and children, Chemung County Department of Social Services for Parent Advocacy, and Steuben County Public Health.

Conable House Community Residence for Children and Youth

The Conable House Community Residence Program for Children and Youth located in Bath, NY serves youth who are experiencing emotional difficulties and have reached a level of stability and recovery in other inpatient and residential settings which enables them to live with others in a community-based setting, attend local schools, and participate in community, cultural, and social opportunities.

Lake Breeze Community Residence for Adolescents

Lake Breeze Community Residence for Adolescents, located in Canandaigua, NY serves youth who are experiencing emotional difficulties and have reached a level of stability and recovery in other inpatient and residential settings which enables them to live with others in a community-based setting, attend local schools, and participate in community, cultural, and social activities.

Residential Services

The Residential Services programs offer a variety of 24-hour supervised home settings for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Steuben County Department of Social Services Collaborative Programs

Steuben County Department of Social Services (DSS) Collaborative Programs serve children who are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement and their families.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Become a Resource (foster) Parent and provide a local home to keep children and youth in their community.

Team Member
Vice President, Residential Services

Kelly Drewno, BS

Residential Services

(607) 937-3298

Team Member
Director, Family Support Services

Debra Campbell

Family Support Services

(607) 937-4502

Team Member
Manager, Therapeutic Foster Care

Nichole Knowles, BS

Residential Services

(607) 937-4525