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In this unprecedented time, many people are wondering what they can do to make the world a little brighter for children in need. It might be the perfect time to learn more about becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent with Community Health Resources (CHR). Our staff is available to talk to you by phone or through teleconference and help you start the application process. Call today: 860.730.8727.

Through the Therapeutic Foster Care Program, CHR matches parents, individuals or couples, with children between the ages of 2 and 17 who have been referred through DCF and have experienced trauma and/or behavioral health challenges.

Benefits for You:

  • As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, you will receive intensive and ongoing training before you are matched with children – and throughout their experience as foster parents.
  • This includes personalized training and 24/7 support from CHR’s case managers as well as a monthly stipend to cover the costs of each child’s needs such as food, clothing, school supplies and more.
  • You will enjoy working with a team of professionals to improve the lives of children in our community.

Benefits for Children:

  • Children thrive when they are matched with supportive, caring parents in a stable home. After enduring trauma and heartbreak, children in CHR’s Therapeutic Foster Care program get a second chance at the childhood they deserve.

What CHR Needs:

  • First and foremost, CHR is looking for more people to open their hearts and homes to children in need and become Therapeutic Foster Parents.
  • Couples and individuals are welcome to become foster parents.
  • The minimum requirements include having a room in your home for the child, having a car to transport the child, and having the capacity to love a child and help them grow.

Please take the first step and call CHR today to learn more: 860.730.8727 or visit

About CHR: As the state’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, CHR provides a broad range of services to help children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addictions, trauma, homelessness and more. During the coronavirus crisis, outpatient care is being provided via telehealth. Learn more at

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