CareRite Therapeutic Foster Care: A Child Placement Agency

Who We Are

Rhoni Rakos

CareRite TFC, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency incorporated in the State of Maryland to provide Treatment Foster Care services to children and their families in the state of Maryland. CareRite TFC, Inc serves boys and girls from age 0 to 21. CareRite TFC Agency recruits, trains and licenses foster homes in the community for the sole purpose of placing the children in loving and nurturing homes. The number of children served by the agency is only be limited by the availability of licensed foster homes in the community.

We provide both an Independet Living Program and Therepeutic Forster Care. Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) serves children and adolescents from birth to age 21 who have developmental disabilities or emotional and behavioral challenges. It provides them with an individualized and structured plan of care and a supportive family environment.

The Independent Living Program that serves adolescents between 16 and 21 in the community. In this ILP model, we will use a 2-phased approach where individuals will first live with foster parents (also known as Host Homes) where they receive support and training to eventual transitioning into independent living situations in their community where they will share an apartment with another youth

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide children, youth and teen parents the experience of belonging to a family that gives them a sense of security which will allow them the freedom to develop to their fullest potential in life.

Why CareRite TFC, Inc.?

CareRite TFC is committed to finding safe nurturing therapeutic homes in the community where children and youth can grow and develop. As a trusted provider, we have a well-defined set of quality standards and experienced team of professionals that will create an exceptional level of support for our foster parents and the children we serve.

Our Host Home Model helps hundreds of children and adolescents gain stability, comfort and confidence by forming healthy relationships with responsible, caring adults.

Additionally, our Foster Parents receive many supports, including:

  • 24/7 support from our team of trained professionals
  • Emergency and scheduled respite care as a break or back-up care
  • Specialized pre-service training and continuing educational sessions
  • Assistance with coordinating medical and other professional resources needed by the child

Furthermore, CareRite TFC also provide:

  • Emergency stabilization and placements for children and youth
  • Transitional support as needed by the younger children
  • Skill development and educational opportunities
  • Permanency planning
  • Intensive case management

Our treatment and services includes:

  • 24-hour residential care and supervision by the licensed foster parents
  • Clinical assessment and individualized service plan to be completed by the assigned CareRite social worker in conjunction with the placement agency social worker, parents/guardian and others as applicable.
  • Individual, group and/or family therapy

Our history

CareRite TFC, Inc. is a Therapeutic Foster Care Agency licensed in Maryland by DHR. Founded in 2008, CareRite TFC, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency incorporated in the State of Maryland to provide Treatment Foster Care services to children and their families in the state of Maryland. We are a leading home and community-based human services provider serving children, adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities, as well as emotional and behavioral challenges and their families.