Family-sized support.

Foster Parent Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program was developed and supported by a Partnership between DCS and Tennessee Foster Adoptive Care Association so that new foster parents can be supported by seasoned foster parents. Mentors provide emotional support and assist new foster parents in understanding the foster care system and how to best work in partnership with DCS. Foster Parents and children both benefit as fewer mistakes are made and foster parents experience less frustration in navigating the system and meeting the needs of the children in their care.

Eligibility Requirements

All DCS foster parents are eligible for this program, however, it is geared for newly approved foster parents.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Contact your Foster Parent Support worker at DCS
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

Full Family Support


201 Center Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37922