Be a Foster Parent or Shared Living Provider

Woodfords believes every person deserves a safe, loving home. With the help of local individuals, couples and families, children and adults with special needs are able to find supportive living arrangements. Children and adults across Maine need your support. Consider opening your home to a child or adult with special needs.

About Therapeutic Foster Parenting

Woodfords provides treatment-level foster care to children age 0 to 21 years with developmental, emotional and/or medical disabilities who cannot reside with their biological family and who are in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). With the support of trained foster parents and Woodfords’ treatment team, children are offered guidance with behavioral, emotional, learning, psychological and social issues. The team works together in the best interest of the child, while promoting family reunification and life skills growth.

To learn more about becoming a foster parent, visit our Therapeutic Foster Care page.

About Shared Living

Woodfords’ Shared Living Program is designed to provide family, home-based services to adults age 18+ with developmental disabilities who are not able to live independently. An alternative to group home living, adults are matched with provider families who provide stable support systems and natural family environments that foster relationship building and community inclusion.

To learn more about becoming a shared living provider, visit our Shared Living Services page.

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"I would highly recommend Woodfords over any other agency. They are always there for you." – Foster Parent