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Learn more about becoming a Youth Villages foster parent

At Youth Villages, we see our foster parents as crucial allies in helping children overcome past trauma and move on to live successful lives. We know that a loving family who treats their foster child like one of their own is more important, more life-changing and more empowering than anything else we can give a child. Because we know that, we provide our foster parents with 24-hour support. That's support anywhere, any time. All you have to do is call.

Youth Villages places children in foster homes in Tennessee and Mississippi.

You will also receive free training to learn how you can be the best parent to a child in foster care, and we provide you with a circle of support at monthly foster parent support groups. 

Every month, you will receive a financial reimbursement to help you meet all the child's needs -- food, healthcare, clothing and extracurricular activities.

And if there's something else you need to help you be an even better parent to the child or children in your home, please let us know.

Learn more on our FAQ page.

Find a foster care recruiter in your area or complete this form if you are considering joining our force for families as a foster parent.

Before you apply, please make sure you meet all of the following requirements. All Youth Villages foster parents must:

- Be legally employed or have verifiable monthly income above the poverty line
- Be single or legally married for at least one year
- Have homeowner's or renter's insurance
- Have a current driver license
- Have car insurance
- Have reliable transportation
- Be at least 25 years of age
- Pass a background check
- Complete Youth Villages' foster parent training
- Complete a home study

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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