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Since 1990, PLC has provided traditional and therapeutic foster care for children in under-served communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Our primary emphasis is on the well-being of each child in our care, with the ultimate goal of permanent placement.
Children and youth in the foster care system have often been affected by abuse, neglect or other trauma. Consequentially, some may have intensive behavioral, emotional or developmental needs. Some foster children may have ongoing medical needs. We offer our foster parents 24/7 support and connect them with resources and partnerships to ensure each child’s needs are met.
To ensure that the children we serve have a secure and loving home to heal, grow and thrive, PLC recruits, screens and trains foster parents. Each member of the foster family is extensively screened and must complete a comprehensive training program. After successful completion, we assign a multi-disciplinary treatment team to the foster family.
Teamwork and community collaboration are integral to our specialized foster care model. Each foster care home receives 24-hour support from their assigned team of trained professionals. By emphasizing the child and the treatment parents, PLC successfully enhances the cultural identity, spiritual, emotional and social functioning of the children we serve. Importantly, our Foster Care Program facilitates stability and permanency – and allows the children to thrive.
Our Foster Care Services
- Biological Family and Community
- Clinical Support
- Crisis Intervention
- Individualized Residential Treatment
- In-home Family Therapy
- Parenting-skills Training
- Psychiatric Counseling
- Respite Care
- Spiritually and Culturally Focused Counseling
Foster Parents in Prince George’s Maryland
- Are at least 21 years of age
- Can be single, married, divorced or widowed
- Both men and women can become foster/adoptive parents
- Able to obtain medical clearance from a health provider
- Must be able to meet your family’s current financial obligations
- Your home must pass a health and fire inspection
- Police clearance and fingerprinting is required for everyone 18 years & older who reside in your home
- You need to be willing to work in the best interest of the child