St. Joseph Children's Home, Louisville, KY - Louisville Children's Residential Services, Louisville Child Development Center, Louisville Specialized Foster Care and Louisville Adoption Services
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What We Do
Foster Care and Adoption
• Serving Kentucky families
• Boys and girls newborn to age 21, average ages 8-13
• Pre-service training and ongoing training provided for families
• Home Studies and Certification
• Full support and staff availability 24/7
• Individual, Family and Group therapy
• Medication Management on site
• Foster Parent Resource Room
(assisting new families with resources)
• Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group
St. Joseph Children's Home has been serving children for over 160 years. Families and society have changed since 1849, but at St. Joe's our commitment to children and families in need has not. Since the 1970's St. Joseph Children's Home has evolved into a more diversified child caring facility with a multitude of programs to help families face the challenges of life. The Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program was established in 1996. The children are referred to the program from our own Residential Treatment Program and from various social service agencies in the state of Kentucky. These are children who have suffered abuse and neglect, have been uprooted from their family, home and neighborhood, and who need not only the love of new families but also the structure and guidance of well trained parents.
Even though there are no longer orphans at St. Joe's, there are many, many children who need quality foster care and adoptive homes. Unfortunately the reality is there are always more children than there are homes. We are in need of families interested in fostering and adopting. We are especially looking for parents interested in sibling groups, older children, teens, children with behavior problems and children with special needs. We provide extensive training and support.
Foster Care and Adoption Training
We have 4 training cycles per year. We just graduated our first class of foster parents for 2014. But, it's not too late to join our wonderful team! The next training will be a Thursday evening class beginning April 10th and ending June 5th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. We then have two other options to attend the training: July 8th - September 2nd (Tuesday evenings) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. or September 25th - November 20th (Thursday evenings) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. All trainings are held at St. Joseph Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206. For more information please call Lisa Barber Atwell at (502) 893-0241, ext. 208 or e-mail .
Information for Certification
Come learn more about the process of becoming certified as a foster parent or respite provider!! Informational meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Children's Home for those that r.s.v.p.

Upcoming training sessions for 2014:
classes now:
Thursdays 4/10/14 - 6/5/14 6:00-9:00pm
Tuesdays 7/8/14 - 9/2/14 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursdays 9/25/14 - 11/20/14 6:00-9:00pm

Information for Certified Families
Support groups are held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Childcare is provided for those that r.s.v.p.
Foster Care Events

* Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade 4/19/14
* Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner 5/13/14
* Back to School Extravaganza - 8/4/14
* Halloween Party 10/21/14
* Christmas Party 12/16/14
* Recruitment events:

  • Butchertown Festival 6/7/14 & 6/8/14
  • New Castle Festival 6/14/14
  • PRIDE Festival 6/21/14
  • Friday Night Live 8/8/14
  • St. Joe's Picnic 8/9/14
  • Gaslight Festival 9/19/14-9/21/14
  • Others to be determined - call for information



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St. Joseph Children's Home 2823 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, KY 40206 502-893-0241

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