Family Care For Children & Youth

Our Family Based Services provide a process of specialized foster family care for children and youth whose needs exceed the coping capacity of the traditional foster home. Such children are often sent to group homes or institutions, which do not provide family living experiences. As a vital alternative, a foster family is specially selected and trained to deal with a child’s special needs and to help the child grow within a family.

It is the responsibility of Family Care for Children & Youth to ensure that the child or youth is living in a safe and need-fulfilling environment. Childhood and young adulthood can be difficult periods in anyone’s life, and our foster kids may come with a history of emotional and behavioral problems, difficulties in school, clashes in the community, or problems with the law. The children may have special medical needs, limited mental abilities, experienced relationship problems with their biological/legal families, or even suffered from abuse.

Family Based Services focus on the development of the child or youth in the present and in the future. Great faith is placed in the ability of the young person to move beyond past difficulties and develop a more successful way of living. The best way to help our clients to do this is to place them with specialized families.

Our foster families develop close relationships with their foster children, and they model the roles of parent, provider, homemaker, and citizen. They provide help, guidance, and discipline according to the individual need of the child, and they do so immediately, twenty-four hours per day. A family supports, corrects, and tests the efforts of all of its members. If there is failure in the family, the family tries again. This is the genius of Family Based Services. The goal of our agency is to organize and support this process. Services take place in the family.

Children and adolescents who, for whatever reason, are not able to live with biological/legal family members still need a stable family. Family Based Services can help children learn ways to fulfill social roles, manage peer pressures, and meet the expectations of the family, community and society. All of this is accomplished in a safe environment within the family unit. In addition, FCCY will contact the Biological/Resource family (if reachable) at least once per month to discuss visitation, progress towards FSP goals, and inform the family of how their child(ren) are doing.

For more details on Family-Based Services or for information on foster care in Pennsylvania, contact FCCY today.

At Family Care for Children & Youth, all case managers have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have received training in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. Case managers also complete a number of additional training programs throughout the course of each year.

The mission of Family Care for Children & Youth, Inc. is to be the best social service agency committed to providing an excellent standard of care and culturally competent services while communicating compassion, empathy, and hope for the future.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Happy Families Say It All

Check out our success stories below


They care about the children and are very thorough

My husband and I always tell people that talk to us about wanting to foster or adopt about our agency.  We enjoy working with this agency because the staff not only care about the careful p…Read More

Alice Cedrone

We enjoy giving back

Fostering is very positive experience not only for ourselves but also for the child’s well-being.  We enjoy giving back. Providing a loving, nurturing home to a child gives the child an o…Read More

Millie Flores

We would recommend FCCY

Picking FCCY to work with has been the best thing my husband and I could have done. We have had only positive experiences with this agency. The case managers are so good and give you total s…Read More

P. Kyler


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