Though these are unprecedented times for us, there is a continued need for foster families to provide homes for children we serve. In response to new CDC guidelines, the Youth Villages Foster Care team will be holding virtual and in-person training sessions with prospective foster parents. We are available by phone or email. Reach out today to learn more about how you can become a foster parent.

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Though these are unprecedented times for us, there is a continued need for foster families to provide homes for children we serve. In response to new CDC guidelines, the Youth Villages Foster Care team will be holding virtual and in-person training sessions with prospective foster parents. We are available by phone or email. Reach out today to learn more about how you can become a foster parent.

Foster Care

Foster Care

Foster Care

Foster Care

Foster Care

Foster Care

As a foster parent, you can transform the life of a child simply by becoming the first person to have faith in her, to care where he is, to believe in what she can become. Please help a child find the way home.

Youth Villages Foster Care provides stable, temporary homes for young people who cannot live with their birth families and have been put in state custody. Currently we serve children in Tennessee.

Foster a little hope.

1-888-MY-YV-KID

Now we all have a greater appreciation for home.

Though it is an unprecedented time for us, kids in foster care know the feeling of uncertainty.

Foster a little hope.

1-888-MY-YV-KID

Watch distance melt away.

A grilled cheese and someone who listens can be all it takes to reach out to a kid.

Foster a little hope.

1-888-MY-YV-KID

Draw out the dreamer in her.

A new set of markers to doodle her dreams may be all it takes to help a kid open up.

Foster a little hope.

1-888-MY-YV-KID

Some choices aren’t just for kicks.

Getting to pick their first new pair of shoes can be all it takes to reach out to a kid.

Foster a little hope.

1-888-MY-YV-KID

We Are A Force For Families®

Request Additional Information

Fostering a child is a big decision and one you should not take lightly. Our staff is here to help. If you have additional questions about fostering a child, please fill out our inquiry form and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.


Inquiry Form

 

Foster Care Info Sessions

 

Have questions about fostering? Youth Villages Foster Care program Info Sessions across Tennessee for anyone interested in learning more about foster care. We are temporarily offering TN KEY Informational Session via webinar. Please see scheduled times below or contact that trainer recruiter to schedule an individual Info Session via webinar.

Informational Sessions offer a two-hour, structured presentation about the benefits of fostering and the criteria for becoming a foster parent. Anyone is welcome to attend.

 

West Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

Memphis
Thursday, December 10th at 6 p.m. via Adobe Connect
Saturday, December 12th at 10 a.m. via Adobe Connect

Please contact a Trainer/Recruiter for more details at 901-252-7723, Portia.williams@youthvillages.org or 901-736-2145, Tiffany.lane@youthvillages.org.

Rural West

Dyersburg
For more information contact:
Esther Hugueley at Esther.Hugueley@youthvillages.org or 731-288-4613.

Paris
For more information contact:
Kerry Zeiss at Kerry.Zeiss@youthvillages.org or 731-641-4148.

Jackson
For more information contact:
Contact Donna Goodman at Donna.Goodman@youthvillages.org or 731-660-6760.

Middle Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

Virtual Informational Meeting
Saturday, 12/5/20 at 10:00 am CST
Please contact a Trainer/Recruiter below to register!

Clarksville – Shelby Ortner at 931-552-5246 or shelby.ortner@youthvillages.org

Columbia – Samantha Mlekush at 865-209-2278 or samantha.mlekush@YouthVillages.org

Cookeville – Sarah Dowd at 931-525-6905 or sarah.dowd@youthvillages.org

Nashville – Grace De’Aprile at 708-218-2622 or Grace.D’Aprile@YouthVillages.org

East Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

We are currently offering TN KEY Informational Session virtually. Please see scheduled times below or contact one of our Trainer/Recruiter to schedule an individual Informational Session. We are also offering in person meetings when possible.

Tuesday, December 1 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 17 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 19 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 29 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Knoxville and surrounding counties
Please RSVP:
Jenna Bailey @ 1-888-MY-YV-KID or Jenna.Bailey@youthvillages.org

Morristown and surrounding counties
Please RSVP:
Lia Perry @ 1-888-MY-YV-KID or Lia.Perry@youthvillages.org

Johnson City and surrounding counties
Please RSVP:
Joy Able-Scalf @ 1-888-MY-YV-KID or Joy.Scalf@youthvillages.org

Chattanooga and surround counties
Please RSVP:
Michele Freeman @ 1-888-MY-YV-KID or Michele.Freeman@youthvillages.org