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About First Home Care

First Home Care offers a continuum of services that support, train, advise, educate, nurture and treat children at risk, adults, and their families, through programs in Virginia. We believe that individuals are best served and achieve the most positive outcomes if they remain in communities near their families and natural support systems. We help individuals and their families develop concrete skills that sustain them in their efforts to become productive members of society. We believe all individuals are capable of developing the necessary skills to achieve their goals and we help them succeed in this endeavor.

Our services can reduce the need for more costly and restrictive levels of care and placements, and target those children, adults, and families deemed “hard to serve” due to multiple system involvement or those with a history of multiple past treatment failures requiring access to an array of mental health services and supports. We have extensive experience and expertise in designing and delivering services within the child welfare, student court, mental health and education arenas. Our focus is on strengthening and preserving family unity through prevention and solution-based services.

Our programs enable individuals to receive the care they need in their homes and communities, and reduce the need for hospitalization and out-of-community placement. Using strength-based and family focused approaches, we develop programs which build on and improve the successes of the individuals we serve. Our clinical and case management staff members utilize strength-based and skill-building approaches to engage children and adults to support their successes at home, in school and in the community.

  • We combine strength-based clinical interventions with community-based intensive case management strategies
  • We tailor services to meet the unique needs of each individual, and believe that all individuals are capable of becoming productive members of their communities
  • We work collaboratively with referring agencies to ensure that our services are effective, empowering and promote long-term success
  • We partner with other agencies to develop and implement strength-based service plans
  • We support a wrap-around services philosophy that brings together both professional and community resources to support each individual and family
  • We use best practice, evidence-based and trauma-informed models to help ensure quality and continuously improve our services

Our professional staff includes:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Clinical Case Managers
  • Therapeutic Support Staff

Our Philosophy

The individuals we serve present with various combinations of severe behavioral, emotional, psychological and/or educational needs and often have received a variety of services from multiple agencies. We believe in a holistic strength-based approach which achieves positive outcomes for the individuals we serve. We are dedicated to the philosophy of individualized, unconditional care that supports children, adults, and families, and energizes the agency and individuals involved in our care. Our treatment philosophy is founded on the belief that care must be individually centered, family-focused, strength-based, culturally competent and community-based.

Mission Statement

First Home Care’s Mission is to provide children and adolescents who require out-of-home placement with comprehensive, safe, and coordinated services in the least restrictive, most natural environment. First Home Care’s therapeutic foster care services maintain a continuity of care that is child-centered, family-focused, and community-based. Our agency is committed to providing culturally sensitive approaches as well as trauma-informed practices with an outcome of reunification, kinship placement, or adoption.

Our Focus

Our focus is on strengthening and preserving family unity through prevention, reunification and solution-based services. We believe that all individuals can develop the necessary skills to achieve their goals. We will meet the individual at their level and provide the tools and support necessary to begin, continue and succeed in that endeavor.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a life changing resource to our clients, their families, and our communities.


We offer foster care and adoption services throughout Virginia. Please contact us at a location below:

First Home Care – Tidewater
1634 London Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23704

First Home Care – Richmond
5516 Falmouth Street
Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23230

First Home Care – Northern Virginia
5520 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 215
Alexandria, VA 23313

First Home Care – Roanoke
6711 Peters Creek Road, Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24019

We’re Here to Help

To learn more about our services, or to become a foster parent, call 757-393-7200. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.