Therapeutic Foster Care

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Hillside’s Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services provide a safe and therapeutic family environment for youth whose behaviors make it difficult for them to remain at home or cannot be managed at a lower level of foster care. The goal of TFC is to reunify the youth with their own families or, if the child is freed, to establish them as quickly as possible in permanent adoptive families.

About this Program

Hillside’s TFC services include foster family care, case management, permanency planning, coordination of medical care, skillbuilding and educational planning. Mental health services are provided or contracted through other mental health services providers as needed.

Specific services include:

  • Supervision and support from trained and certified foster parents
  • Case management with all youth and family service providers, court system and Department of Social Services
  • Individual and family counseling by Hillside staff and/or another community service provider
  • Targeted youth skill development from Hillside skillbuilders
  • Permanency planning by trained Care Coordinator Staff or Permanency Specialist
  • Educational support and access to community schools by a Hillside Education Specialist
  • Pediatric and mental healthcare services, provided by local physicians with medical case management, and oversight provided by a Hillside Registered Nurse (an RN is on call 24 hours / day)
  • Foster parent recruiting, training, and monitoring by Hillside homefinding specialists
  • Visitation coaching and supervision of visits, if required by court order
  • Transportation assistance to appointments and visitation as needed


Youth ages 5 to 17 years | IQ: 70 and higher

Hillside’s Therapeutic Foster Care services are available to residents of the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Wyoming.


Batavia Office
50 Batavia City Center
Batavia NY 14020

Lockport Office
66 Stevens Street
Lockport NY 14094

Syracuse Office
215 Wyoming Street
Syracuse NY 13204

Bath Office
24 Liberty Street
Bath NY 14810

Mt. Morris Office
24 Main Street
Mt. Morris NY 14510

Warsaw Office
96 West Buffalo Street
Warsaw NY 14569

Cuba Office
36 Water Street
Cuba NY 14727

Rochester Office
1 Mustard Street
Rochester NY 14609

Contact Information

For details about this or any Hillside program, contact us 24 hours a day at 585-256-7500 or info@hillside.com

This Program Supported by local counties.

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