The Fostering Connection
The Fostering Connection (TFC) serves the child welfare community byoffering long-term pro-bono psychotherapy to children, youth and families affected by foster care. We also provide consultation services and ongoing support to a wide range of professionals who work to address the many needs of this population.
Everyone needs strong, sustained connections with dependable people in order to advance successfully through life. For young people and families whose lives have been affected by the foster care system, the idea of depending on anyone – especially a therapist – might feel impossible. This is especially true for those whose young lives have already experienced trauma, ruptured attachments, and loss.
While mental health clinics and other organizations designed to serve
the needs of this population exist, they can feel impersonal and rule-laden because they are serving such a large number of people. At TFC, we offer each client the opportunity to connect with a seasoned, well-trained therapist, in a private practice office, at no cost, for as long as he
or she wants to come.
$20,000 from The GMF has helped Provide high-quality psychotherapy to New York City children, youth, and families affected by foster care.