St. Joseph Children's
been serving children
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.
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.
We have 4 training cycles per year. This year's trainings are scheduled on the following dates:
1st round - Thursday, January 8th - March 5th
2nd round - Tuesday, April 14th - June 9th
3rd round - Thursday, July 9th - September 3rd
4th round - Tuesday, September 22nd - November 17th
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
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.