Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home Program (TFBH)

Hudson Valley

Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home (TFBH) Program combines traditional foster care with a clinical strength-based approach.

  • The youth in TFBH are placed in homes to avoid placement in a more restrictive environment
  • The TFBH Program staff recruit, screen, train, and provide ongoing support for foster parents throughout the duration of the placement
  • TFBH provides 7 weeks of intensive foster parent training


  • Individual Case Management
  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • 24-hour Crisis Intervention & Support
  • Psychiatric Evaluation & Treatment
  • Regular Home Visits
  • On-staff nurse for managing medication & medical emergencies
  • Treatment that works to create permanency for the youth, i.e. adoption or independent living resources
  • A strength-based approach that is individualized to each child

Referral Criteria:

  • Children under 21 years of age
  • The child must be in the custody of a County Department of Social Services (DSS) agency
  • Homes are primarily located in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties, but referrals are accepted from any DSS agency
  • An ideal step-down program for a child in residential care

Positive Outcomes:

Our program model is a progressive therapeutic foster care program.

  • Research indicates therapeutic foster care can reduce youth violence by 70%.
  • The financial savings to the community can be as much as $14 in court and corrections systems costs for each $1 spent in therapeutic foster care.*
  • Also, the number of crimes committed by youth and incarceration rates dropped by 57% when compared to youth in standard residential care.*

*CDC Media Relations, July 2004

Become a Foster Parent:

Foster Parent Application (MS Word)

Foster Parent Application (pdf)


Contact Us:

For more information or to make a referral to this program, contact:

TFBH Program Director
390 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY 10941
Tel: (845) 344-3166
Fax: (845) 692-0062
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »

Additional Notes:

Contact the TFBH Program Director by email (contact form)

More Information:

Program brochure (PDF file)

Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)

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