Social workers and other professionals rely on UMFS as a resource. They readily refer kids to us for placement with a specially-trained foster family. We are distinguished from other agencies by our passionate staff, customized support services, our accessibility, and our unwavering support for families.
Treatment Foster Care
UMFS offers extensive training and comprehensive support for foster families caring for children and teenagers. Typically older, these children are having the hardest time because of past trauma or abuse, are part of a sibling group; or have specific behavioral, medical or other needs. Our exceptional network of services and 24/7 resources provide families the ‘village’ to assist them every step of the way.
Kinship Treatment Foster Care
Kinship Care is defined as the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by relatives, members of their Tribe or clan, or godparents, stepparents, or other adults who have a family relationship to a child (often referred to as fictive kin).
Kinship Treatment Foster Care serves children and youth with treatment needs who are placed in out of home care with family members or fictive kin. Access to the full array of training, services, and supports available through treatment foster care are provided to families to promote safety, stability, and permanency.