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Foster Care Stories

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Mikki’s Story

As Mikki approached their 18th birthday, they were about to age out of foster care…

Family Vacation with a Twist

Stacy Howell has been a foster parent for almost three years. During this time, she has fostered countless children, many of whom have successfully returned home. Most recently, Stacy fostered a sibling group of three for about two years. During this time, Stacy faced...

Kaleb and Kobe

From Foster Care to a Super Hero Kaleb and his brother, Kobe, had been through a lot early on in their lives. Their father passed away from an apparent overdose, and their mother couldn’t be found. They were placed in foster care with Chinishe Ray, followed by some...

Carly and Chrissy

With the staggering number of children in foster care in our communities, there is always a need for more foster families. After years of trying to conceive, Carly and Crissy decided that fostering was the next step in their journey to become parents. “We received...

Foster Care Info Sessions

Have questions about fostering? Youth Villages Foster Care program Info Sessions across Tennessee for anyone interested in learning more about foster care. We are temporarily offering TN KEY Informational Session via webinar. Please see scheduled times below or contact that trainer recruiter to schedule an individual Info Session via webinar.

Informational Sessions offer a two-hour, structured presentation about the benefits of fostering and the criteria for becoming a foster parent. Anyone is welcome to attend.

West Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

Please contact a Trainer/Recruiter for the invite.

Memphis

Jackson & Dyersburg

Paris

Middle Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

We are currently offering TN KEY Informational Sessions virtually. Please see scheduled times below or contact one of our Trainer/Recruiter to schedule an individual Informational Session. We are also offering in person meetings when possible.

Clarksville

Shelby Ortner at 931-552-5246

Columbia

Calista Barberi at 931-255-9370

Cookeville

Jessica Brackins at 423-902-9703

Nashville

Wendy Lunsford at 615-438-4248

East Tennessee

WEBINAR INFO SESSIONS:

We are currently offering TN KEY Informational Session virtually. Please see scheduled times below or contact one of our Trainer/Recruiter to schedule an individual Informational Session. We are also offering in person meetings when possible.

Knoxville and surrounding counties

Jenna Bailey at 865-560-2568

Morristown and surrounding counties

Ashley Kiser at 423-522-2171

Johnson City and surrounding counties

Sarah Smith at 423-283-6527

Chattanooga and surround counties

Jessi Bernardini at 423-954-8838

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