Programs Serving Youth and Families

Therapeutic Foster Care

With our Foster Care Program, therapeutic homes in the community are available with specially trained foster parents who care for abused, neglected, or troubled children and adolescents, as well as for children with physical and/or mental disabilities.


This Office of Juvenile Justice/Youth Services program provides preventative services to at-risk youth referred by that agency. Services are of an intensive nature and include surveillance, counseling, mentoring, social-skills training, educational tutoring, pre-employment training, and job search.

Child-Adolescent Response Team (CART)

This program delivers immediate quality treatment interventions to families who feel that they are in crisis. Children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are experiencing acute crisis are eligible to receive CART Respite services. These children and adolescents may or may not be an active cases with Office of Mental Health. CART respite services goal is to provide community-based support resolutions and to decrease hospital admissions.

In-Home Respite

This program provides temporary direct care and supervision for the child/youth in the child’s home or a community setting that is not facility-based. The primary purpose is relief to families/caregivers of a child with a SED or relief of the child.