Serving: Children

Foster Care (TFC) provides the structure and support needed for a child to thrive when he or she is unable to remain in their own home. Our TFC homes offer children a safe place to grow and learn, with the ultimate goal being permanency. Returning children to their family is a high priority, but when that is not possible, adoption is sought. Whether you are looking to grow your family or simply provide a safe haven for children in need, you can make a difference in their lives.

The TFC program utilizes a trauma informed care model with a multidisciplinary team approach including in-house social workers, therapists, and a clinical supervisor who will collaborate with a child's school, community programs, and both foster and birth families. Our social workers provide intensive, specialized support, and advocacy for each foster care family and child in placement. The TFC program also works closely with the Respite Care program at Family and Children's Center to ensure that TFC homes get additional support for both children and parents.

Foster Care (TFC) features

  • Bi-weekly home visits to each home
  • Highly trained and experienced level foster parents all residing within one hour of La Crosse
  • Family integration through co-parenting and mentoring between TFC parents and birth or adoptive parents
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Independent living skills training
  • Serves children 20 and under

Providers are offered:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Free ongoing training opportunities
  • Monthly parent support group
  • Access to a 24/7 emergency helpline
  • Respite care services for foster children
  • Flexibility in determining best fit for children entering the home


Winona, MN
(507) 453-9563

La Crosse, WI
(608) 785-0001

Additional Resources


To make a referral to Foster Care (TFC) in Wisconsin or Minnesota, contact Destiny Ziel (608) 785-0001 ext. 2212 or by email at