By placing children in specially prepared nurturing homes, we re-establish bonds of trust between a vulnerable child and the adult world. Foster families receive specialized training and 24-hour access to services and support. The Villages’ foster families receive services and support including:
• Ongoing training and development
• 24-hour staff support
• Counseling services
• Financial reimbursement
• Support groups/respite care
The Villages offers private, international and special needs adoptions. We provide preparation, home studies, education, placement and support throughout the adoption journey.
Services will begin with a comprehensive strength based assessment with the child and family.
The post-adopt service provider will assist the family in convening a team to include other family members, informal supports, and professionals to form a collaborative plan of care with clearly defined goals. The post-adopt provider will address the need for and monitor a crisis plan with the family and team members. Parent and family involvement is expected to be maintained throughout the
The post-adopt provider will maintain ongoing dialogue with the family and their team to see that care is consistent and that there is progress toward the goals. The team will evaluate the progress and make adjustments as necessary.
The plan of care for the family may include assistance in connecting with other community resources, behavioral health care services, respite, and/or support groups.
Availability of services are dependent on funding and the individual child and family situation. Our goal is to help your family before you are in crisis.
By strengthening parent-child relationships in the early years, we prevent problems later. Our services to new parents include education in child development and assistance in using community resources.
Older Youth Services
By supporting young adults who are leaving the child welfare system with life skills training in a community-based living environment, we give them the opportunities they need to become independent, productive members of society.
The Villages provides quality child care and early childhood development services through our Children’s Village locations in Indianapolis and Bloomington. These state-of-the-art centers provide care for children six weeks old to kindergarten age.
By working with families who have dedicated themselves to making necessary life changes, we strive to preserve or reunify families according to their unique needs. Services include home-based family therapy, counseling, assessment, skill building and parent education and mentoring.
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
By serving as a catalyst for preventing child abuse in all its forms, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages, is dedicated to providing safe and healthy experiences for children. With a statewide network of affiliated and chartered Councils, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana raises awareness, educates and inspires hope for preventing child abuse and neglect.
Dads Inc., a Division of The Villages, is committed to providing support and education to fathers so they may develop healthy relationships and positive involvement in the lives of their children. It offers a variety of unique, activity-based programs and events to encourage positive parental engagement with children. All fathers and children, regardless of their socioeconomic background, are always welcomed and encouraged to participate at Dads Inc. For more information, visit dadsinc.org.
Contact Evansville Office
812.434.2956 or 800.601.7754