Treatment Foster Care Program

The Board of Child Care’s Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Program provides therapeutic, nurturing, community-based foster homes to youth who need a higher level of care than what is provided in traditional foster homes.

Many TFC youth have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect and need caring adults to understand their pain, instill positive family values and celebrate their successes.

Youth in the TFC program are age 2 to 21. Sibling groups may also be placed with the Treatment Foster Care Program if at least one youth meets treatment foster care criteria. These youth typically have developmental, emotional, or behavioral challenges that require specially trained foster parents and social workers to help them successfully overcome these challenges.

TFC Program Offices
BCC’s TFC program takes referrals from agencies across Maryland and places children in foster homes throughout the state. However, the program is operated out of two offices.

  • The Baltimore TFC office is located at BCC’s headquarters at 3300 Gaither Road and primarily serves children and families in the Central Maryland region.
  • The Southern Maryland TFC office is located at 30049 Business Center Drive in St. Mary’s County and is operated through BCC’s acquired program – Alternatives for Youth and Families. This office primarily serves children and families in Southern Maryland, including St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. 

TFC Program Brochure

The foster care staff work in partnership with foster care families and birth parents toward the goal of finding permanency for the children or youth, either through reunification, guardianship or adoption.

Become a Foster Care Parent

Current Foster Care Parents

Trainings, Orientations, Other Events

Additional Information

Interested in changing a child’s life? - Information for Prospective TFC Parents

Already changing lives? - Resources for Current TFC Parents

Read stories about our Treatment Foster Care families.



Baltimore Office
Phone: 410-922-2100, ext. 5622
Fax: 410-496-8162

3300 Gaither Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

Southern Maryland office 
Phone: 301-884-0312
Fax: 301-274-4039

P.O. Box 659
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

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