Treatment Foster Care

Treatment Foster Care is an effective model of care that brings together professional treatment services for children and youth who are overcoming difficulties with the strengths of caring individuals, couples, or families from the community.

We value attachment-based parenting, which promotes a secure, emotional bond between care providers and children, and positively impacts every aspect of a child's life now and in the future.

The Program serves both boys and girls of all ages. All the children in the program are unable to live with their birth families for a variety of reasons. As a result, many struggle with forming healthy relationships, acting out behaviours, mental health issues, and unresolved grief and trauma. Where possible, siblings will be placed together.

Children in the program may access and benefit from the support programs at Knowles Centre including the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and psychiatric consultation. As well, Knowles Centre offers a family suite for arranged visits between clients and their birth families.

Children may be referred directly to the program by child welfare agencies or through the Provincial Placement Desk and may be from Winnipeg, or other communities from across Canada.

Information for Social Service Professionals

To refer a child or youth to our program, please email or fax a social history or placement request directly to our Program Coordinator or Program Director:

Pam Freeth
Coordinator, Treatment Foster Care Program
Phone: 204-339-4692 (ext. 118)
Fax: 204-338-9082
E-mail: tfc@knowlescentre.org

Information and Resources for Current and Prospective Treatment Foster Parents and Respite Providers

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about applying to become a Treatment Foster Parent

Learn learn about applying to become a Respite Provider

Review our Treatment Foster Care Program Library Collection

Visit the Manitoba Foster Family Network Inc. (MFFN)

Visit Foster-Family Based Treatment Association (FFTA)

Access Youth Emergency Crisis Stabilization System (YECSS)

Register to attend the Foster Parent Information Session

For more information, view our program brochure, or contact

Andrea McKenzie
Director, Treatment Foster Care Program
Telephone: 204-339-4692 (ext. 116)
Fax: 204-338-9082
Email: amckenzie@knowlescentre.org