Permanency Support

The Permanency Support Program assists the Department of Children’s Services with finalizing foster care adoptions in identified DCS regions. The program is staffed by Permanency Coordinators who complete the following tasks: working with the pre-adoptive family to complete adoption assistance, completing pre-placement/presentation summaries, assisting the family in finding an attorney to file the adoption paperwork, […]

Permanency Specialists

Harmony Permanency Specialists are responsible for the full guardianship permanency work for the Department of Children’s Services in the Mid-Cumberland and Davidson regions. With this contract, Harmony staff are responsible for the work formerly completed by DCS Permanency staff including completing the adoption process for youth in full guardianship. Additionally, Harmony’s Permanency Specialists provide recruitment […]


Harmony’s Assessment Resource Team (HART) This program provides an array of services designed to assist the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to secure healthy, life-long attachment relationships, characterized by the highest degree of legal and emotional permanency, for children in DCS custody throughout Tennessee. The HART Program is staffed by experienced Master’s level clinicians and […]


Finding Our Children Unconditional Support Every child deserves a chance for a forever family. The Finding Our Children Unconditional Support (FOCUS) Program is a collaboration among the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Harmony Family Center, and provider agencies across the state to encourage the adoption of children in the Tennessee foster care system. FOCUS serves children […]

Assessment Home

What is the Assessment Homes pilot? What does the pilot include? If you have questions regarding the Assessment Homes pilot program, please contact Rebecca Lehmicke at