A Free Service for Foster Care Adoption Families Who Need Additional Support
This is a pilot program. At this time, this service is only available to finalized foster care adoption families in the Twin Cities metro area. Contact us if you want to be notified when this program is expanded.
Our Family Support Coach program is an intensive, 12 session service for your entire family. Our coach will meet with you once a week over 12 sessions to get to know your family, identify what resources you may need, and help you access those resources.
As part of the program, your coach will help you:
- Increase positive interactions with your family
- Initiate and strengthen relationships with schools, therapists, community and other professionals
- Advocate for the needs of your family and your child(ren)
- Develop strategies that you can use after the 12 sessions are complete
The Family Support Coach program focuses on supporting every member of your family—this is not about who got you to your current situation, but rather what you all need to build a positive, loving future together. All members of your family must be in agreement that this service will be prioritized and upheld for the time specified. Each week you will meet with your coach in-person, she may also call or Skype you to check-in or follow up on your meeting
While receiving services, your family may make progress forward, which could also include steps backwards. Your family will collaborate with your coach to create mutually agreed upon goals, monitor progress throughout and receive after care guidance and contact.
This is not a crisis service for emergency situations. In the case of an emergency, please contact 911 or utilize the crisis mental health lines within your county. In an event that you experience an emergency situation, please inform Family Support Coach as soon as you are able.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Register for the Family Support Coach Program
If you would like to participate in this program, please fill out the registration form below. Additional paperwork will be required before you begin the program.
Note: This is a pilot program, so limited space is available. Our Family Support Coach will notify you about any wait lists and when you can expect to participate in the program.