Therapeutic Foster Care

NAFI NY Therapeutic Foster Care Programming

NAFI NY provides specialized foster care and therapeutic services to youth with mental health and behavioral issues. While a number of these children have developmental disabilities, many are dealing with the consequences of abuse, neglect and other various traumas. The program uses a wraparound approach to services, with the specially trained foster parents acting as the foundation of the youth’s treatment team. Therapists and case managers work side-by-side with the caregivers to support and provide treatment to the child in care. Each child is engaged a part of their own service planning, in line with NAFI’s philosophy that change happens when individuals are given a voice in their treatment.

NAFI NY’s therapeutic foster parents must complete an intense course of specialized training before being approved as potential foster parents to our consumers. The level of care provided and the skills and commitment shown by these families underscores just how valuable they are to the success of our program.

NAFI currently has Therapeutic Foster Care homes in the following areas:

  • Albany County
  • Orange County
  • Rockland County
  • Westchester County

NAFI NY seeks to recruit, train, and support a diverse pool of foster parents. We welcome single, married, partnered, or cohabitating individuals to become foster parents. NAFI NY proudly supports LGBTQ+ individuals and couples on the journey to become foster parents.

For more information or to learn about the foster parent application and training process, contact Jamel Holder by email at or by phone at 845-743-4486. 

Read About the Experiences of Our Foster Families

Some of our dedicated foster families have generously shared their inspirations, successes, and challenges to help provide a sense of the NAFI NY foster family experience. Follow this link to experience foster care through their eyes—and hopefully you’ll be inspired to join the team.