Harmony Family Center, Inc.

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118 Mabry Hood Road
Suite 400
Knoxville, TN 37922
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Since 1996, Harmony has provided innovative programming and therapeutic services across the state of Tennessee impacting more than 172,000 children, families and individuals. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, we offer support for children and families at every phase of the foster care and permanency journey. From the completion of foster and adoptive home studies for prospective parents, to identifying a forever home for children and youth in need of permanency, to in-home post-adoption counseling, and throughout the many other facets of the journey, Harmony has been a trusted ally and support for thousands of individuals and families throughout Tennessee.

Harmony has always been committed to standing in the gap where there are unmet needs which has led to the expansion of our services to include training our communities on the impact of trauma, animal-assisted therapies, outpatient services, and therapeutic camps at our Montvale facility.

We are committed to continuing to create innovative opportunities for healing and growth so all may live their best lives.

To create innovative opportunities for healing and growth so all may live their best lives.

Harmony is a leader, creator, and provider of innovative services designed to support the healing and growth of our communities.

Since 1996, Harmony Family Center has provided innovative services for over 115,000 individuals and families across Tennessee.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Foster parents receive help from the Department of Children’s Services, including board rate payments to help offset the cost of care. These rates vary slightly based on the child's age and needs.

Children and teens in foster care also receive state health insurance through SelectKids. The parent helpline is 1-888-422-2963, and there's an online portal for parents.

Kids in care receive a membership ID card, which the DCS Health Advocate Representative has. Each child is also assigned a PCP. Physical and mental health care needs, as well as dental and vision services, are covered.

When you start fostering in Tennessee, you'll receive access to a dedicated Foster Parent Advocate who can answer questions, provide support, and assist you with any grievances and appeals.

Parents must also complete trauma-informed training, which teaches them how to be better caregivers. The training is free, and your agency can help you find and complete the necessary hours. You'll learn most of what you need to know in training, though you'll also want a solid support network.

Foster parents receive access to respite care, which can provide a break when needed. While most parents can leave their children with a babysitter or family member, foster parents must rely on trained, licensed caregivers. Depending on respite care allows parents to address emergencies, relieve stress, etc.

Regular Board Rates (Effective 7/1/2023) Ages Foster Care Adoption Assistance Subsidized Permanent Guardianship Ages 0-11 $29.96/day $29.91/day $29.91/day Ages 12+ $34.35/day $34.30/day $34.30/day Ages 12+ placed on or after 2/15/2023 $50.00/day (permanent placements only) * $34.35/day (for temporary placements) $34.30/day $34.30/day Sibling groups of two or more, regardless of age placed on or after 2/15/23 $50.00/day based on age reflected above based on age reflected above Special Circumstances Board Rates Ages Foster Care Adoption Assistance Subsidized Permanent Guardianship Ages 0-11 $32.95/day $32.90/day $32.90/day Ages 12+ $37.78/day $37.73/day $37.73/day Kinship/ Relative (Expedited) Board Rate Prior to Approved Foster Home Status After Approved Foster Home Status $14.12/day Based on age referenced above Extension of Foster Care Independent Living Allowance Rates Regular Board Rate Graduated Board Rate Age 18-20 Parenting Board Rate Age 18-20 $14.06/day $7.03/day $20.00/day

Effective 2/15/2023 Foster parents will receive a one-time $2,000.00 bonus per child following six consecutive months of placement for children in foster care who are twelve (12) years of age or older or children who are members of sibling groups of two or more children. Foster parents must meet all compliance standards including training requirements at the end of the six-month placement time frame to receive the bonus. *Temporary placements who assume complete care of the child during placement are also eligible for the incentive rate.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.3 / 5
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Adara Jashel
Feb 21, 2023

I’ve been to a lot of trainings where I felt I left with nothing. The training I attended hosted by Harmony Family Center was the first time I felt like I was learning in depth and I went away with so much new information. If I didn’t have such good memory I would have wanted to take notes. I was on the fence about paying for a training at first but wow! It is so worth more than my money spent ❤️🙏🏽

Rating: 5

Jul 07, 2022

I have felt called to adopt since I was a child. It has always been in my life plan, so you can imagine how heartbroken I was when the staff told me it wasn’t fair for me to adopt because I had not explored my own fertility. I left the facility in tears.

Rating: 1

Timothy Fox
Nov 21, 2020

I wish I could give them a rating of 10 stars. Pam and Marsha went above and beyond to get a Home Study done so that we could adopt our baby girl. They worked overtime and were so helpful in every way. Great communication, great professionalism, and by the time we were finished, they felt like our best friends. AWESOME TEAM, AWESOME COMPANY. Highly recommend Harmony Family Center.

Rating: 5

Becky Leita
Apr 22, 2016

Wonderful staff to work with. They are straight forward with you with so much integrity. Treat you as a person & not as a number. Have a lot of valuable resources to assist you and are willing to be available for most family dynamics question as well as direct you towards answers to your questions.

Rating: 5