|Treatment Foster Care Program|
Treatment Foster Care is an effective model of care that brings together professional treatment services for children and youth who are overcoming difficulties with the strength of a caring individual, couple or family from the community.
Knowles Centre’s Treatment Foster Care Program serves both boys and girls of all ages and may be from Winnipeg, or other communities throughout Canada.
Whatever the need, the child can be helped in a family setting while they receive the assistance they need.
Every foster family has something special about them. While some foster parents have some formal training or experience, all share a commitment to make a positive difference in the life of a young person.
Foster parents may live in Winnipeg or in rural parts of the province. They may be single or a couple with or without other children living in the home. They are willing to learn about the
To help foster parents with this challenging commitment, Knowles Centre provides 30 hours of initial intensive training whenever possible. Subsequent monthly sessions continue to address important and timely issues as well as provide opportunities for the families to connect and develop informal support groups.
In addition, foster parents receive a high level of support, consultation, respite, supervision and financial compensation.
On-call support is available 24 hours per day.
Part of a Team
In addition, children in the Treatment Foster Care Program may access and benefit from the support programs at Knowles Centre, including the Biimautaziiwin Aboriginal Cultural Program, Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, psychiatric consultation, John G. Stewart School, and Knowles Centre camp in the Whiteshell. As well, Knowles Centre offers a family suite for arranged visits between clients and their birth families.
Frequently Asked Questions on Becoming a Treatment Foster Care Parent
Resources for Foster Parents
Where can I get more information?
Clinical Case Manager
(204) 339-4692 (ext. 112)
Clinical Case Manager
(204) 339-4692 (ext. 115)
Or download the printable Donation Form
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