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Therapeutic Foster Care

Location Contact Number
Birmingham, AL (205) 942-7516
Huntsville, AL (256) 864-0117
Montgomery, AL (334) 271-2402
Oxford, AL (256) 835-4883
Baltimore, MD (410) 296-1568
Riverdale, MD (877) 699-0270


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Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. specializes in providing Therapeutic Foster Care, which is designed to meet the specific individualized needs of children and families. The agency designs individualized, needs-driven and family-focused treatment plans for foster children and their families, while developing and facilitating a permanency plan for each child. The agency specializes in creating a continuum of care, which includes traditional/regular foster care, specialized/therapeutic foster care, and family reunification and preservation services.

Specialized/Therapeutic Foster Care is designed to place children within the mainstream of community life. Services are based on the Teaching Family model and involve the following features:


  • Placement of a child with Family Teachers/Foster Parents who have been recruited specifically to work with children who present emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Specialized pre-service and on-going training for Family Teachers/Foster Parents to assist them in providing a safe and nurturing home environment.
  • Client-to-staff ratios that are in accordance with State Minimum Standards requirements.
  • A strong support system among the Family Teachers/Foster Parents.
  • Difficulty-of-care stipends for Family Teachers/Foster Parents.


Other features of our Unconditional Therapeutic Foster Care Services include:


  • Crisis response teams on-call 24-hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.
  • Basic living skills instruction.
  • Behavioral management/Coaching skills.
  • Case management.
  • Family support/Parenting services.
  • Individual/family assessments/treatment planning and implementation.
  • In-home family/individual counseling and therapy services.
  • Supervised therapeutic family visitations.
  • Group counseling.
  • Support and services for substance abusers.
  • Family reunification/preservation services.
  • Support services for youth affiliated with gangs.
  • Documented services contacts.
  • Respite care.
  • Transportation services.
  • Community inclusion and Educational advocacy and support.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

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