It is our top priority to help kids in our care experience the most normal lives possible. Fundamental to healthy, emotional development is a safe, stable, nurturing home. When a child leaves residential treatment, sometimes the child is not quite ready to handle the freedom of living in a home setting. Community treatment homes offer safe, stable, nurturing environments where a child is in the care of foster parents who have been specifically trained to continue the child’s treatment program as well as support and guide the child in reorienting to a family living situation. The child’s stay in a community treatment home is relatively short-term and enables the child who most likely has not lived in a family situation in a long time the opportunity to receive 24-hour therapeutic treatment in a foster family setting.
The cornerstones of our community treatment homes are trained foster parents, or as we call them: resource families. We provide potential resource families with extensive training to help children succeed along with guidance from a personal community treatment home manager. Resource families help kids develop a foundation to create positive, healthy lives and eventually make their way independently in the world.
Interested in changing a child’s life for the better by becoming one of our resource families? Check out the links below for further information about our Community Treatment Homes program as well as how to get involved.
Frequently Asked Questions: Have questions? Want to know more? Click here to read through our frequently asked questions section.
Become a Foster Parent: Click here to learn more about the training to become a certified resource family.
Have additional questions?
Contact Boys & Girls Town’s Community Treatment Homes department at the informational below:
Amber Warren, MSW
Community Treatment Home Licensing Specialist
Edgewood Children's Center
4485 Westminster Place
St. Louis, MO 63108