What We Do

The children we serve in our residential and therapeutic foster care settings range in age from 8 to 17 years.

These children have been placed in our care due to significant abuse, trauma, and/or neglect issues.

Children in our Family Preservation Program cover the entire age span and are placed within this program to eradicate issues cited in the home.

We believe children thrive best in a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and nurturance. Our services are delivered with an empathic response that includes the child, family, and community.

We serve children of families from all different backgrounds and configurations. Whether issues are found within a biological, adoptive, or foster family, BCFS is ready to assist all.

We have discovered that families – traditional and nontraditional – thrive best when they are heard, respected, and empowered to define their needs and embrace their capacity to heal.

Our services are delivered to the family unit with a culturally competent, empathic, and holistic model.

Our approach promotes family engagement striving for increased cohesion and change within the family.

Children and families respond best to treatment that includes the community and culture in which they live. Our services embrace the 5 values of trauma-informed care: safety, choice, collaboration, empowerment, and trustworthiness.

Our services are delivered in the least restrictive setting that promotes awareness, ownership, and connectedness to the natural community. This approach is reliant upon a community network that is proactively engaged.

Sustainability is contingent upon community support and accountability for maintaining the safety, well-being, and permanency of the child and family.

With the proper support, children and families possess the capacity to heal. Our role is to help them identify what strengths they possess and aid them in leveraging these skills and resources to overcome obstacles and live empowered lives.

We believe in the possibility for growth, change, and forgiveness, and we believe in the possibilities of the future. We promote a culture in which people feel safe and experience improved physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. In our work, we apply the principles of the Christian faith, which serve as the foundation for our ministry, in creating a holistic therapeutic approach; however, BCFS also respects all faiths/religions found within our client population.

As we serve Kentucky through community engagement and advocacy activities, we believe in being ethically unyielding, honest, and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words, and taking responsibility for our actions. We perform our work at the highest possible level of skill and ability, and we are committed to continuous improvement of what we do and how we do it, holding ourselves accountable for our decisions and actions.

We show compassion and sensitivity to others, and we reassure them that they are not alone. As we share in the emotions of others, we create an environment that inspires trust, safeguards dignity, and promotes healing. At BCFS, we are the voice for the voiceless and are truly client-centric in identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of our clients.

We value diversity and the unique contributions of each individual, fostering a trusting, open, and inclusive environment, as we work together to accomplish more than any of us could ever accomplish alone. In this way, we build healthy relationships through communication, respect, trust, and love among our children, staff, and community partners. As we go forward, we will make wise use of the resources entrusted to us by fulfilling our obligation to build a better, stronger, and more durable organization for future generations.