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Helping Families in Crisis

If you’re a family member or friend of a child in crisis and you’ve looked all over for a safe and trusted resource, there’s a little-known team of extraordinary and qualified people who guarantees to get you connected to the help you need.

Family Heroes

If you’re looking to positively impact a child in crisis and their family and you’re committed to providing a safe and healthy family environment, there’s a little-known program called Therapeutic Foster care that guarantees to change your life for the good.

Strong Partners

If you’re a referral agency and you’ve been looking for the right partner to help build strong and health families, there’s a little-known, award-winning Foster Care Agency that guarantees to bring value and work to restore families in Western North Carolina.

Parents and Guardians – We’re Doing Life Together

There are times when families struggle. You may know this all too well, especially if you are caring for a family member who has some mental health needs like bi-polar, post-traumatic stress, or ADHD. We don’t have to tell you about the challenges you and your child and family face on a daily basis.

We want you to know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We provide a number of different support services to help you learn the parenting skills you need to bring your family back together – stronger and more durable than before.

Opening Your Home and Hearts as Therapeutic Foster Parents

Looking to be a hero in a child’s life? You can! We need families dedicated to providing safe and loving homes for children who have been diagnosed with mental health needs.  Our Therapeutic Foster Families provide these children and their families the space they need to learn how to cope with daily trials. By providing a solid family environment you play a major role in strengthening our community and transforming lives.

If you are willing to work with us to become licensed by State of North Carolina, the Brandi Nichole Family Enrichment Center will give you complete access to the support you need to succeed as Therapeutic Foster Parents.


Therapeutic Foster Referral Agencies Trust Brandi Nichole Family Enrichment Center

 Our passion for building strong families through foster care started when Karen Cowan became a foster parent in 1986 (28-years ago). She was so passionate about standing in the gap for children that didn’t have an advocate, she started the Brandi Nichole Family Enrichment Center in 2000. In the last 14-years, she’s seen a lot; so not much surprises her any more. And, she’s designed the procedures we use to avoid the most common challenges we’ve both experienced.

With our focus and dedication we’re able to:

  • Save time and money by being ahead of the compliance curve.
  • Advocate for the children and strong families by being available for those on our team – including the referral agencies (like you).
  • Build up the reputation of the foster care community by providing award-winning care.

We value you as a community partner as we build strong families together!