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Licensing and Accreditation:
All Foothills Care, Inc. services & programs are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and/or the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, and are accredited nationally by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
The East TN, Smoky Mountain, Knox County & Northeast Relative Caregiver Program
Foothills Care is honored to be able to collaborate with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) in the expansion of Relative Caregiver services in the Knox County, Smoky Mountain, East Tennessee and Northeast DCS regions. The East TN DCS Region includes the counties of Monroe, Loudon, Roane, Morgan, Anderson, Scott, Campbell & Union. The Smoky Mountain Region includes the counties of Claiborne, Granger, Hamblin, Sevier, Blount, Jefferson and Cocke.
Mission, Goals and Objectives of the Relative Caregiver Program
The mission and primary goal of the Relative Caregiver Program is to provide a comprehensive regional support network to promote family stability for children who are at risk of or have been the victim of abuse and neglect through ensuring their continued successful development in the care of relative caregivers. A secondary goal for the program is to create this separate support network outside of the formal child welfare system of foster care.
Description of the Relative Caregiver Program
The Relative Caregiver Program recognizes that relative caregivers are a
natural resource for caring for many children requiring out-of-home care in
order to prevent children from entering and re-entering the formal children
welfare system, if possible, and to help the children maintain familial and
cultural connections within their own family system. While relatives are often
willing to care for these children, doing so may be difficult due to financial
limitations and/or the need for other supportive services.
This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.