St. Clare’s Homes for Children

St. Clare’s Homes for Children

Our WorkSt. Clare’s Homes for Children

The St. Clare’s Homes for Children offer transitional care for medically fragile children who would otherwise board in hospitals or live at-risk in the community. They were the first in the country to provide transitional housing to babies with the virus.

The needs of abused and neglected children can include:

  • Medical Care
  • Specialized Counseling Services
  • Social Services
  • Rehabilitative Therapies
  • Special Education Services
  • Common diagnoses in the children we care for include:

  • Drug Exposed and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Autism (full spectrum)
  • HIV and Hepatitis exposure
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Pulmonary and Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome & Head Trauma
  • Feeding Intolerance
  • Head Trauma
  • Childhood Cancers
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • At the St. Clare’s Homes, ARFC staff work in close collaboration with NJ’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS) to ensure that each child is ready to exit into the community when appropriate permanent placements are found. ARFC also provides respite services for families with medically fragile children and education services to fostering or adoptive parents.