Aldea is committed to providing children the opportunity to live and thrive in safe, stable permanent homes. Through Treatment Foster Care (TFC) and Adoption Services, Aldea places youth with approved resource families, provides ongoing foster child and family support, and facilitates adoption when biological parents or relatives are unable to provide a safe home.
Emergency Placement (EP), Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) & Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
Aldea offers a foster care model that provides individualized, intensive treatment for foster children with serious medical, psychological, and behavioral needs who would otherwise be placed in institutional settings.
When county agencies remove children from their biological families because the children’s safety is at risk, Aldea may be asked to place the children with approved resource families. Aldea provides emergency, intensive treatment and therapeutic foster care placement and services, which consists of:
- Ongoing clinical assessment and treatment
- Individual, group and family psychotherapy
- Psychiatry, including medication management
- Weekly home supervision and support
- Mentoring and in-home support counseling
- 24-hour on-call support
- Supervised visits and reunification with, and support for, biological families
- Respite care
- Support for children transitioning out of Aldea foster care services
To talk with Aldea staff about services, contact:
Christina LaRocca, Supervisor
Foster/Resource Parent Approval
Aldea recruits, trains, approves and supports resource parents. To learn how to become a resource parent, please click here and check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Foster Parenting.
Aldea encourages both prospective and approved resource parents to consider adoption because sometimes foster children are unable to live permanently with their biological parents or relatives. Aldea recruits and trains prospective adoptive parents, helps match children and prospective adoptive families, and provides counseling and support for both the children and adoptive families. Learn more by reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Adoption.
To talk with Aldea staff about how to become a foster or prospective adoptive parent, contact:
Karen Lustig, Supervisor
Transitional Housing Placement + Foster Care (THP+FC)
Aldea’s THP+FC empowers youth (ages 18-21) formerly in foster care to successfully transition from out-of-home placements to independent living. For up to 24 months, participants receive housing assistance and mental health and support services, including help securing and maintaining employment, finding housing and developing healthy relationships.
Youth aging out of foster care face many barriers to housing because they are significantly more likely to drop out of school, be involved in the juvenile justice system, struggle with employment, and experience mental illness. These challenges can be compounded by insufficient child welfare system resources and a lack of affordable housing.
To help transition-age youth overcome these obstacles, the Aldea THP+FC program requires tenants to pay a portion of their utility bills, be employed or enrolled in school, and meet regularly with a case worker to demonstrate progress made toward personal goals.
To talk with Aldea staff about our Transitional Housing program, contact:
Karen Valentine, Supervisor
If you need additional support, please contact- Krystal Johnson, Program Director, 707-557-4560