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Foster Care

Citrus Health Network has been providing foster care services to children and families in Miami-Dade County for more than 25 years.  Citrus began providing Foster Care Case Management Services and Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Services in 1992 and 1995, respectively.  Today, Foster Care at Citrus focuses on vulnerable populations including children with emotional and behavioral needs, as well as victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and homeless LGBTQ youth. 

Prospective foster parents are recruited, trained, and licensed by Citrus staff. Foster parents are given additional training in strategies for dealing with different behaviors. 

Citrus also places children in therapeutic foster homes and community/residential group homes that best suit their needs.  Foster parents receive additional supportive services including therapy, mental health and emotional support, and assistance developing a permanency plan for the child.