Therapeutic Foster Care Services in Indiana

You Can Make A Difference In The Life Of A Child

Becoming a foster parent isn’t rocket science. It’s about providing a path to a better future. Dockside Services knows that families are like trees. They take time to grow and flourish. We believe that every child deserves a stable and nurturing environment to blossom into their full potential. By opening your heart and home to a foster child, you can become an essential part of their journey, offering support, love, and guidance. Just like a tree needs care and attention to thrive, fostering a child requires patience, understanding, and a commitment to their well-being, ensuring they have a strong foundation for a brighter future ahead.

Dockside Services offers a comprehensive range of programs, including Family Preservation Services and Community-Based Services, aimed at strengthening families and communities. Additionally, we provide specialized Addiction Services, Therapeutic Foster Care, and Outpatient Services to cater to individual needs, supporting recovery and growth. With a dedicated team of professionals, Dockside Services is committed to fostering hope and resilience, empowering individuals and families to create a better connection.


Interested in becoming a Foster Parent?

It's not about what I can get, it's what I can give.

Marie Forleo

Dockside Services Provides:

Dockside’s Platform


Improving the lives of people by inspiring personal growth, health, and wellness.


To be the preferred provider, employer, and community partner positively transforming lives nationwide.

  • Compassion - We listen to all perspectives without judgment and stand stronger together.
  • Inclusion - We value a culture that is inclusive of all perspectives and promotes diversity at all levels.
  • Integrity - We set high standards for ourselves and the services we provide by promoting ethical and honest conduct every step we take.
  • Commitment - We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality services in an open, ethical, inclusive and positive environment.
  • Accountable - We take responsibility for our actions and outcomes.
  • Person-Driven - We join the people we serve on their personal journey and partner with them as they plan each step along the way.
  • Collaborative - We work as a team to accomplish common goals by welcoming each individual’s unique perspective and expertise.

A few facts about children receiving services (CHINS cases)across the State of Indiana (Quarter 1, 2020)

*Stats are provided by IN DCS
    • Total Children Across the State received services2%
    • Children Remained Placed with parent(s)25%
    • Children were placed in foster care35%
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    Become a foster parent

    Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like 'struggle '.

    To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is,
    right here and now

    – and to go on caring even through times that may bring us pain.

    Fred Rogers
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      2614 W Lincoln Hwy
      Merrillville, Indiana 46410

      telephone: (219) 838-8001

      St. Joseph County

      430 E LaSalle Ave
      South Bend, Indiana 46617

      telephone: (574) 299-8595

      Allen County

      3030 S Lake Avenue
      Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815

      telephone: (260) 203-9185

      Marion County

      4755 Kingsway Drive
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

      telephone: (317) 921-7119

      Jefferson County

      219 Clifty Drive
      Madison, Indiana 47250

      telephone: (812) 273-7104