Out of Home Care and Reunification

Therapeutic Foster Care and Reunification Services

Sometimes children are unable to live at home or have been removed due to abuse and neglect issues. Legacy Treatment Services operates multiple programs that aim to achieve family reunification whenever possible through therapy, case management and parent education. Services include therapeutic foster care placements throughout New Jersey, residential programs in nine counties for youth and a Mercer County community-based reunification program.

Therapeutic Foster Care

The Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program is a community-based residential treatment program for youth who are unable to live with family due to issues of trauma.

Safe, stable homes are provided by community residents with services and supports provided by Legacy Treatment Services. These include therapy, psychiatric services, family involvement, after-school programming and 24-hour emergency assistance.

Referrals to this program are only accepted from the statewide case management agency. For more information, please contact the program office nearest to your place of residence:

TFC North – East Orange, NJ – 973-677-7005

TFC South – Hainesport, NJ – 609-265-7804

Click here to learn more about becoming a Therapeutic Foster Care parent.

Community Residences for Children

Our Community Residences for Children serve youth age 10-19 with emotional challenges. In addition to housing, these five-bed homes provide highly structured programming including therapy, psychiatric services, recreation, life skills, education assistance and socialization. An interdisciplinary service team utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices to facilitate recovery so that youth can become healthy, contributing members of society. Residences are located in Burlington County, Camden County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Salem County and Somerset County.

Referrals are made through New Jersey’s Children’s System of Care. For more information, please call 609-267-1550. Ext. 125.

Mercer Reunification Services

Mercer Reunification Services (MRUS) is designed to provide family engagement and supervised visitation services to Mercer County consumers referred by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). We seek to help families restore or develop social functioning by promoting positive parenting and by strengthening attachments between children and their caregivers. Our goal is to avoid future incidents of abuse/neglect of children and to decrease the amount of time children spend in foster care.

Services include case management, therapy, peer facilitated parent support groups, parenting skills training, and supervised visitation.

For more information, please call 609-584-9300.

Out of Home Care and Reunification Services