Tennessee Fosters is a statewide campaign, initiated by Governor Bill Haslam, linking government, faith, non-profit, business and creative communities around our state’s foster care system.
Learn more about the foster care system through the following agencies:
P.A.T.H. Training (Parents as Tender Hearts)
In January/February 2018, we offered P.A.T.H. Classes at our Central location, taught by the Department of Children's Services. The P.A.T.H. class is required for all prospective foster parents and also gives practical information about caring for children in our foster system. The early trauma experienced by many children in the child welfare system has a lifelong impact on how they feel about themselves, their ability to trust and their willingness to build relationships. This curriculum addresses these core issues in a way that prepares prospective resource families for their new and complex role. The skills needed to be a successful resource parent differs from those needed to rear children from birth.
Ways to Serve
Everyone can do something! Ways to serve include:
Wrap-around support for Foster parents, such as (prayer, meals, babysitting, transportation, and clothing)
- Respite care
- Child advocacy
- Jonah's Journey