FOSTER CARE SERVICES
Services for Children in Custody
We provide services to children and youth who are in the custody of the TN Department of Children’s Services. Each child/youth is assigned a Superior Caregivers Program Coordinator who oversees the child’s/youth’s services through Superior Caregivers. The main difference between family model and supported living is the setting. In family model, children/youth reside with a family other than the family of origin. The foster parent may be married or single and may or may not have their own children who also reside in the home. In supported living, youth aged 13 years and older reside with 1-2 housemates and are cared for by trained staff who work shifts. Each youth has his/her own bedroom and shares common areas of the home such as the living room and kitchen. Superior Caregivers strives to ensure continuity by assigning dedicated staff to the supported living home.
Foster families and direct support staff are carefully recruited, screened and trained according to DCS and Superior Caregivers policy and procedure. Superior Caregivers has a zero-tolerance policy for mistreatment, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Superior Caregivers does not tolerate any conduct that impairs the foster parents’ and direct support staff ability to care for the needs of the children and youth in our care.