Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a Residential Behavioral Management service provided in foster home settings. TFC is designed to serve children ages 3 to 18 with special psychological, social, behavioral and emotional needs who can accept and respond to the close relationships within a family setting, but whose special needs require more intensive or therapeutic services than are found in traditional foster care.

DHS partners with several different agencies who specialize in therapeutic foster care services. Listed below are the agencies serving in Oklahoma:

Choices for Life Foster Care

Phone: (405) 751-0800 and (918) 248-4340

Areas served: We have offices in Oklahoma City, Checotah, and Sapulpa. We serve the surrounding areas about 100 miles from each office.

Choices for Life is dedicated to influencing positive change in families and children in the state of Oklahoma. We provide in home therapy and support for the families and children that we serve, including crisis support, family therapy, group therapy, respite, and ongoing training and support. We offer a $300 referral bonus for our current or past foster families who refer families that open and take children.

Eckerd Kids

(405) 636-5956 or (405) 318-1080

Areas served: Statewide

Eckerd Kids is a national leader in providing second chances to over 25,000 children and families annually. In Oklahoma, our Foster Care program provides best in class support to our foster parents and the children they care for. Founded on principle of using innovation to allow every child the opportunity to succeed, Eckerd Kids continues to improve outcomes for children across Oklahoma. Eckerd Kids provides both traditional foster care and therapeutic foster care homes. We have licensed therapists who provide in –home counseling services and are available for crisis intervention 24 hours a day. Eckerd Kids supports our foster parents through on-going training opportunities, respite, and referral bonuses.

Homebased Services and Resources

Phone: (918) 310-0115
Email Contact:
Areas Served: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, Mayes, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington

Therapeutic Foster Care is the heart of Homebased Services and Resources (HSR). We pride ourselves in having high quality families who have committed to helping children with TFC needs. We believe our families are the true changing agent for children! HSR is committed to helping our families help children! We offer premier services to our families through providing quality and informative training, respite care, in-home therapy and 24/7 crisis response. Our families have multiple resources within our agency and can reach a staff member at any time via phone. We are strong advocates for our families and will help them navigate the foster care world at all times. Additionally, we offer a $300 referral bonus for recruiting a family who becomes certified with HSR. Call us today and become a part of the Homebased Services and Resources family!

Oklahoma Families First, Inc.

Phone: (405) 360-2133 or 1-800-275-6776
Secondary email:

Areas served: Atoka, Bryan, Canadian, Carter, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Creek, Garvin, Grady, Johnston, Lincoln, Love, Marshall, McClain, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Pontotoc, Seminole, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties

Oklahoma Families First, Inc. has been providing foster care services in Oklahoma for over 20 years. We view our foster parents as an active part of our team as we work to help children find stability in a family environment. We offer and encourage respite to help families as they adjust to the ongoing challenges of fostering. Our TFC children are generally seen by a therapist at least once a week in an effort to provide support as well as promote stabilization of the child in placement. Our agency often celebrates our families and their work by bringing them together for dinner, support, and training bimonthly where we include all levels of foster care to increase opportunities for mentoring among families. Our agency also has access to psychiatric services through telemedicine services when needed. We offer 24 hour / 7 days a week face to face crisis support to our families with a team of skilled clinicians who have advanced trauma training (including TFCBT). Many of our team members have worked with the agency for 15- 20 years. Our agency also has outpatient programs in all of our areas which can provide ongoing support as a child transitions out of therapeutic foster care into a lower level of care.

We offer the following bonuses: TFC Referral from a current OFFI foster family: $500; TFC Referral from a community resource: $350; Traditional Referral from a current OFFI foster family: $250; Traditional Referral from a community resource: $175

SAFY of Oklahoma


Areas served: Cleveland, Comanche and Oklahoma Counties

SAFY’s Mission is to Preserve Families and Secure Futures. SAFY’s Vision is to become a national leader in the provision of community-based care resulting in permanency and well-being for families and youth. Our Values are a reflection of who we are and of our commitment to Preserving Families and Securing Futures.

We believe in:

  1. Accountability — Ownership of our actions and decisions
  2. Integrity — Adherence to the highest ethical standards
  3. Excellence — Performance that achieves the greatest impact
  4. Communication — Openness that cultivates a healthy and productive environment
  5. Advocacy — A clear voice for families and their children
  6. Respect — Valuing the rights, dignity and beliefs of others

Services we offer: TFC, Adoption Services, Older Youth Services, and Behavioral Health Services

Saint Francis Community Services

Phone: (918) 488-0163

Areas served: Tulsa and surrounding areas
The mission of Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) is to be an instrument of healing for children, youth, and families in spirit, mind, and body, so they live responsibly and productively with purpose and hope. SFCS is a private, non-profit, faith based agency with many years of experience serving children and families. SFCS offers 24 hour support to our foster families and a staff with many years of experience and expertise.

Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System

Phone: (405) 631-4567

Email: (Certification Specialist)
Email: (Program Director)

Areas served: Canadian, Cleveland, Muskogee , Oklahoma, Payne and Pottawatomie Counties and the City of Yale.

Our mission is to support and provide guidance and services for our families and the children in their homes. The program is designed to serve children and youth with special psychological, social and emotional needs who can accept and respond to the close relationships within a family setting but whose therapeutic needs require more intensive services than are found in traditional foster care.

We offer training, 24/7 support, crisis intervention, advocacy, treatment strategies to assist the parents, guidance with DHS processes, respite, and weekly counseling services to the family and child.

Yes, currently we are a member of the TFC Association.
We offer a $300.00 referral bonus if we certify a home and we place a child into the home.

The Bair Foundation

Phone: 1-800-736-6539 (OKC)
Phone: (918) 426-3334 (McAlester)
Phone: (918)298-5059 (Tulsa)


Areas Served: Central Oklahoma, Southeast Oklahoma, and Northeast Oklahoma
(Atoka, Bryan, Canadian, Cleveland, Coal, Craig, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Kingfisher, Latimer, Lincoln, Logan, Mayes, McClain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington Counties)

Wesleyan Youth, Inc.

Phone: (405)808-0306
Email: Jennifer Babek,

Areas served: Statewide

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent for Oklahoma’s vulnerable children. Foster parenting is challenging work and the decision to become a foster parent is a big one. We are here to help you make an informed decision. At Wesleyan Youth, we have over 20 years of experience as a private foster care provider in Oklahoma. We have both Therapeutic and Traditional Foster Care homes. We support and take excellent care of the foster families we sponsor, which is why we are one of the oldest private foster care providers in Oklahoma.

We would love the opportunity to speak with you about our personalized level of service and help determine if foster parenting is right for your family. We don’t place kids in your home and then ignore you. Instead, we give support and advocacy all along the way. Contact us to hear more about what we offer, including:

  • Free foster home certification & training (ongoing)
  • Support & advocacy from our trained staff (24 hrs/day)
  • The cost of your medical exams to become certified and at for yearly updates – paid
  • Clothing vouchers for each child placed in your home
  • Respite services, support groups, and agency events
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Referral bonus for the recruitment of TFC or Traditional foster care families.

Are you ready to be a difference-maker?
Just call us or visit our website for more information about the ages and needs of children in care, the qualifications to become certified, and where to begin. Applicants must meet all state requirements, including being able to pass a background check, reference checks, and a home study. We welcome couples or singles, experienced parents or newbies, and those who work or those who are retired/stay-at-home to apply.

YouthCare of Oklahoma Foster Care

Phone: 866-926-6552


Areas Served: Tulsa, Oklahoma City and surrounding areas

Crisis Intervention, Flexible Training Schedule, Weekly Individual and Family Therapy, Respite Care, Family Events for our Foster Families, Bonuses for new homes and for referring new homes to us.
We are on a mission to train, educate and support families who are willing to open their homes to foster kids and teens in Oklahoma.