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
Please contact at Trainer/Recruiter for the invite:
Portia Williams at 901-252-7723 or portia.williams@youthvillages.org or Tiffany Lane 901-736-2145 Or tiffany.lane@youthvillages.org

March 2 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams

March 3 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

March 6 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

May 4 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams

May 5 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

May 8 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

Jackson & Dyersburg
Please contact at Trainer/Recruiter for the invite:
Donna Goodman at Donna.Goodman@youthvillages.org or 731-988-8776 or Tiffany Lane 901-736-2145 Or tiffany.lane@youthvillages.org

March 2 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams

March 3 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

March 6 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

May 4 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams

May 5 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

May 8 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

Paris
Please contact at Trainer/Recruiter for the invite:
Kerry Zeiss at Kerry.Zeiss@youthvillages.org or 731-415-4827 or Tiffany Lane 901-736-2145 Or tiffany.lane@youthvillages.org

March 2 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams

March 3 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

March 6 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

May 4 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams

May 5 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

May 8 at 10am via Microsoft Teams

Middle Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

We are currently offering TN KEY Informational Sessions 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.

February 10 at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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 – Jessica Brackins at 423-902-9703 or jessica.brackins@youthvillages.org

Nashville – Wendy Lunsford at 615-438-4248 or wendy.lunsford@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, January 26 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 9 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Knoxville and surrounding counties
Please RSVP:
Jenna Bailey @ 865-560-2568 or Jenna.Bailey@youthvillages.org

Morristown and surrounding counties
Please RSVP:
Lia Perry @ 423-522-2171 or Lia.Perry@youthvillages.org

Johnson City and surrounding counties
Please RSVP:
Aisha Ward @423-283-6518 or Aisha.Ward@youthvillages.org

Chattanooga and surround counties
Please RSVP:
Amy Kyriakidis @ 423-954-8843 or Amy.Kyriakidis@youthvillages.org