ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Raintree House for Girls
10,356 children in Louisiana were abused or neglected, a rate of 9.3 per 1,000 children.
-Child Welfare League of America, Louisiana’s Children 2017
Raintree House is a 14-bed foster group home assisting an average of 37 adolescent females each year. The philosophy of Raintree House is to provide quality services to adolescent females between the ages of 11 to 18 years old. Raintree House residents have often experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect, and Raintree is the first stable environment they have experienced.
As part of Raintree House’s Independent Living Program, Residents are provided with a comprehensive service plan focusing on personal development and preparation for a forever home or independent living. With the help of dedicated staff, most Raintree House residents increased overall positive behaviors, successfully participated in school, and strengthened independent living skills.
Raintree Family Support Coordination
Every journey needs a first step.
Raintree’s largest program providing case management services to infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays and disabilities. As a Louisiana EarlySteps provider, Raintree Family Support Coordination connects families to services focused on helping children meet their developmental goals on target. Our case managers coordinate services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more. Raintree Family Support Coordination assists approximately 270 children and families each year.
Currently, 7,868 children are in foster care and 10,208 child abuse and neglect cases are being investigated.
-La. Dept. of Children and Family Services, June 2017.
Become a Foster Parent
Raintree’s therapeutic foster care program serves an average of 40 children and youth each year. Raintree recruits and trains individuals to become foster parents to provide loving homes for children with serious medical or behavioral health needs. Raintree’s case managers work to achieve permanency for foster children which may include adoption or return to their family of origin. Raintree case managers provide therapeutic foster parents with ongoing training and home visits to monitor progress.
Benefits of Becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent:
Fulfilling your desire to parent a child
Breaking the cycle of child abuse
Giving many children their first chance to trust
Helping children with some of life’s hardest experiences
Enhancing your parenting techniques through training and support
Helping a child with emotional or behavior issues or medical or developmental problems live a more fulfilling life
Initial Requirements to Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Live in Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Jefferson, St. John, Ascension, or St. Tammany Parishes
Undergo a criminal background check
Participate in a family assessment interview and attend ongoing training
Have no more than six dependents, including foster children and dependent adults
Be open to children of all ages