NFI Therapeutic Foster Parent Service

NFI Treatment Foster Parents provide a structured, well-supervised, nurturing home. They teach socially acceptable behavior in a family setting, promote situations that enhance self-esteem, and encourage constructive problem-solving towards positive life choices. Most importantly, they are committed to the best interests of the child, their primary family, and supporting the child’s comprehensive treatment plan. They are an integral part of the treatment team and work closely with NFI clinical staff to ensure the best possible outcome for the child.  

NFI supports the essential role and success of the NFI treatment foster parent and respite foster parent, by offering a generous stipend per month for each foster child. NFI provides training, supervision, respite foster care placement, and 24 hour crisis response for our foster parents.

NFI Respite Providers

Caregivers face many challenges. Therapeutic Foster parenting is a demanding task, and it is easy to neglect your own health and well being when you are involved with your loved one’s needs. NFI Foster parents need time off from their caregiving responsibilities to relieve stress and prevent burnout. Effective, sustainable caregiving depends on meeting the caregiver’s own needs for nurture, reassurance, support and periodic respite.

Respite care provides time off for family members and NFI Foster Families on a regular basis. The objective is to provide caregivers with planned temporary, intermittent, substitute care, allowing for relief from the daily responsibilities of caring for child.

For more information about becoming an NFI Therapeutic Foster parent/respite provider, please call Jodie Clarke (Chittenden and Franklin County) at 1-802-363-7578 or Lynda Jeffreys (Windham and Windsor County) at 1-802-254-2558.