May is National Foster Care Month

Since 2015, the LUMCFS Methodist Foster Care (MFC) program has rapidly become Louisiana’s leading program for therapeutic foster care needs. We care for children in desperate need of unconditional love and shelter. The MFC program recruits, trains, certifies, and actively supports a statewide network of families providing TFC. Our offices are in Alexandria, Covington, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Monroe.

May is National Foster Care Month, a time we use to show support for our network of foster families, foster children, volunteers, and staff. Methodist Foster Care (MFC) makes a significant difference in the lives of these children, offering them a safe and nurturing environment. Many extraordinary individuals step up every day to care for foster children in need.

Linda Taylor is a Methodist Foster Care Parent. Before she was a foster caregiver, Linda raised four children. The joy of raising children showed her the undeniable impact that a mother’s love has. Once her children were grown, Linda’s maternal love led her to become a caretaker for friends, neighbors, and relatives. She opened her home to those in need of a mother figure. A close friend noticed Linda’s natural gift for caring for kids and introduced her to Methodist Foster Care. Linda decided to become a Methodist Foster Caregiver and has not looked back! After 10+ years serving foster children, Linda has found the support she needs to continue being a beacon of hope to her community.

When you foster, you’re able to help somebody else… you’re giving someone something they may not have had! And I love it…I love being a foster parent!” Linda Taylor, MFC Parent

As the demand for homes rises, Louisiana’s foster children need our help more than ever. Join us during National Foster Care Month to support foster families, parents, and children in Louisiana. You can make a difference by supporting our Methodist Foster Care program through offerings at your church, organizing fundraisers, becoming a foster care parent, donating today, or spreading the word in May. Together, let’s create a brighter future for children in foster care.

Foster Care Awareness Month ToolKit

Download from our toolkit below for materials and links to help share our mission.

Methodist Foster Care Brochure

Methodist Foster Care Church Slides

* Please contact us for Foster Care Offering Envelopes

We Are Recruiting Foster Families

Since 2015, the LUMCFS Methodist Foster Care (MFC) program has rapidly becomeLouisiana’s leading program for therapeutic foster care needs. We care for childrenin desperate need of unconditional love and shelter, which only an MFC foster family can provide. The MFC program recruits, trains, certifies,and actively supports a statewide network of families providing TFC. Our offices are in Alexandria, Covington, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Monroe. Our children come from difficult places and we welcome them all! Our families care for children throughout Louisiana and they reflect the diverse demographics of our state.


Become a Foster Parent!

When a child has nowhere to go and no one to turn to, you may be the answer!  Methodist Foster Care recruits, trains, certifies, and actively supports a state-wide network of families who provide Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC), a family-based treatment in specially trained foster homes for foster children.

   


What is Therapeutic Foster Care?

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) allows a child to live in a caring home with trained and supported TFC parents who help a child while her or his family receives help.  In TFC, a child receives treatment for emotional needs from community-based mental health professionals.  Therapeutic Foster Families offer a child a supportive family setting until the child can return to her or his natural family or a permanent home is created for the child.

No matter how big your heart is, no one expects you to care for a child without financial help.  Depending on the needs of the child, you will receive either $36 or $60 per child per day in order to cover room and board, clothing, and extra-curricular activities.  Also, as an active foster parent, you are eligible for a $500 referral bonus up to four times a year for referring others who become certified and accept and maintain a child!


We Are ALWAYS Recruiting Families!

Call your nearest Methodist Foster Care office to learn how YOU can be the difference in a child’s life – the difference that makes a difference!

Visit RecruitFosterCare.com and get started!

  • Alexandria: (318) 266-8425
  • Hammond/Northshore: (985) 520-2229
  • Covington/Baton Rouge: (985) 900-2356
  • Monroe: (318) 582-2439
  • Ruston/Shreveport: (318) 242-4647
  • Lafayette/Lake Charles: (337) 347-9729

Join Our Team of Foster Parents!

Being a Foster Parent is a rewarding experience. If you want to make a difference in the life a child – a difference that really makes a difference – become a Foster Parent!

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