Gulf Coast Social Services

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2400 Edenborn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001
United States

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Monday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a program that provides a temporary home with specially-trained foster parents to children that have been abused, neglected, or experiencing unique family circumstances requiring out-of-home care. Children will be cared for in a TFC home until their natural family can be reunited or a permanent placement can be arranged for the child.

Children needing foster care range in age from infancy to 18 years of age. Placement in foster homes may be a short-term (few days) or long-term (several months) depending on the situation.

We look forward to hearing from you and talking about how you can bring hope to our children

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You're never alone when you foster as you work as part of a professional team. Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services partners with many organizations to help support foster children and the families that care for them.

The collaborative Foster Caregiver Mentor Program encourages peer relationships between foster families. It's an effective way for new resource parents to meet with more experienced caregivers and get advice.

Your local DCFS also has plenty of resources online, including parent handbooks, contact information, and emergency service information. You can learn more about child welfare agencies and how to become a foster parent.

A child-placing agency is always there for you, providing support in times of crisis or even when you have questions. Don't forget about the case worker, who you can contact if you feel lost.

Working with the birth parents is another part of a foster parent's job. However, you don't have to simply contact them to set up visitations and calls. Co-parenting with them is often best for the child, and it can make your job easier.

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Average user rating

4.7 / 5
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Kathleen Welch
Apr 28, 2022

Great people, Greatest attitude .. really cared about our needs.

Rating: 5

Neety Sims
Jan 17, 2019

Great people employed there.

Rating: 5

Kenneth Veal
Oct 10, 2018

Friendly helpful staff

Rating: 3