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Contact a Youth Villages Foster Care Recruiter in Tennessee

The best way to learn more about the requirements, responsibilities and rewards of foster parenting is to contact one of our regional recruiters in Mississippi or Tennessee.

In Tennessee call toll-free: 1-877-YVforTN or 1-877-983-6786.

Contact: Meredith Tarplee
Training Information
Phone: 423-954-8862

Contact: Jessica Burk
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Phone: 931-503-0777

Contact: Kelly Mendenhall
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Phone: 931-560-4233

Contact: Karina Capellino
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Phone: 931-525-6905

Contact: Jessica Burk
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Phone: 931-503-0777

Contact: Cynthia Tilghman
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Phone: 731-288-4613

Jackson, TN:
Contact: Donna Goodman
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Phone: 731-660-6767

Johnson City:
Contact: LeaAnn Blitch
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Phone: 423-283-6527

Contact: Sheena Dalton
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Phone: 865-560-2558

Contact: Tiffany Dickerson
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Phone: 901-252-1290


La'Tava Ford
Phone: 901-252-7716

Contact: Ashley Foster
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Phone: 423-522-2171

(Nashville and surrounding areas)
Contact: Wendy Lunsford
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Phone: 615-250-7282

(Sumner, Wilson, Williamson and surrounding counties)
Contact: Chris Sanders
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Phone: 615-250-7318

Contact: Catherine Herrera
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Phone: 731-641-4148

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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