Home of the Innocents Launches Southern Indiana Services
Therapeutic Loving foster Care
Foster homes for children of all ages are needed throughout Southern Indiana.
When you decided to become a TLC parent, you’ll join an extended family of other parents and childcare professionals who provide you with a network of support. TLC parents receive:
- Specialized and ongoing training
- Access to ongoing parent support groups
- 24-hour on-call assistance
- Scheduled “free” time from fostering
- Foster care reimbursement paid monthly.
For more information, please contact us at 812-944-7992.
Southern Indiana Outpatient Services
Home of the Innocents is now offering individual and family therapy services in our Southern Indiana office, located in the Historic Cardinal Ritter House at 1218 East Oak Street in New Albany. Counseling services are available to children, adolescents and adults. Services are designed to prevent child abuse, to stop children from entering in out-of-home care, and to help improve family functioning.
It takes courage to seek help from another person. Our clinicians accept this understanding and respect the challenges you face. We strive to promote positive change and interactions in lives of those we serve in our community.
We are currently accepting: Indiana Medicaid, Anthem insurance and Humana insurance.
Please contact us to learn more about our services or to set up a meeting where we can discuss your family’s situation and how we can best help. Our phone number is 812-944-7992.
The goal of Homebuilders is to maintain children with their families, or to reunify them whenever it can be done safely.
The Homebuilders program is designed to provide services to families in their home at the time of crisis. These services provide assistance to address major challenges, stabilize the family, increase overall safety, and enhance family functioning.
Therapists provide a wide range of services, including helping clients meet the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. We also may teach families basic skills such as using public transportation systems, budgeting, and where necessary, dealing with the social services system.
Therapists also educate families in areas more commonly associated with counseling, such as child development, parenting skills, anger management, other mood management skills, communications, and assertiveness.
Homebuilders serves residents of Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.
For more information, please contact Amanda Brookshire, Program Supervisor, at 502-432-3568 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Indiana PASS Classes
Our Southern Indiana office also offers PASS classes (Parents Acquiring Skills and Strength). The classes are based in the Nurturing Parent Program. Nurturing Parent is the practice of promoting the positive overall growth of children. It’s a Proven, Powerful approach to help children and adults learn to care for themselves, others and their environment. Classes address common parenting issues and concerns and provide useful information and tools to assist with parenting struggles.
The foundation of the PASS program is that parenting is learned. The way parents raise their children is directly influenced by the way they were raised. Some families get along well because their parents had positive learning experiences as children. The preparation other parents had as children was to some degree abusive or neglectful, resulting in physically and emotionally abusive interactions between parents and their children.
Some parents are asked to attend in connection with the Department of Child Services (DCS) or Child Protective Services (CPS) but parents do not have to be affiliated with any other agency or program in order to attend. Parents who are interested in learning more about the Nurturing Parenting Program or are seeking support with parenting are welcomed to call and attend classes.
Childcare and dinner are also provided, free of cost to participating parents. These classes are offered weekly at the Cardinal Ritter House at 1218 East Oak Street in New Albany, in the conference center, located in the back of the building. Classes run for 12 week cycles, one day a week (January- April, April-June and August- October.)
Please contact our Referral/Intake Coordinator at 502-596-1221 for additional information or to schedule at attend.
Southern Indiana Project Keepsafe Services
Home of the Innocents is also pleased to announce the ability to provide Project Keepsafe services to residents of Clark and Floyd County, Indiana. Let us take care of your kids, while you take care of yourself. This service is offered to children whose parents need inpatient treatment and are unable to find a safe, reliable care giver for the children.
Please see our Project Keepsafe page for additional information about the program or contact our Referral/Intake Coordinator at 502-596-1221.
Serving Region 18, our ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) services are available through private insurance or private pay. We have been granted a Specialized Services grant for in-home therapy (referrals must be made by DCS Family Case Managers only). We also have a contract with New Albany Floyd County Schools.
Referrals are made to Katie Goulart at 502-596-1237.
Community Based Services
Home of the Innocents is also equipped and prepared to provide Home-based Family Centered Casework, Home-based Family Centered Therapy, Family Functioning Assessment, or Diagnostic and Evaluation Services.
Referrals for community based services must be made by DCS Family Case Managers in Region 18.
Send referrals to Karen Richie at 812-207-0062.