Foster Care Services

Foster Care Services Millington MI

New Light Child & Family Institute Foster Care Services

Meet The Supervisor:

Tina Sentell, MSW
Foster Care Supervisor

Tina has almost twenty years of experience helping children and families with foster care. In 2005, Tina officially joined the New Light Team where she began her career with New Light as an Adolescent and Family Counselor. In 2007, Tina co-authored the Foster Care and Certification Program for New Light Child & Family Institute. She has spent the past eleven years developing, managing, and expanding the program.

Meet The Team:

New Light’s Foster Care Team currently has four Case Managers:

Joseph Harper, LLMSW – Case Manager
Terese Knoll, BS – Case Manager
Kristin Wheeler, BS – Case Manager
Heidi Derscha, BHS – Case Manager

Julia Moore, LLMSW – Case Aide
Dawn Raymond, BHS – Case Aide
Jennie Haley – Case Aide

The team also has transporters, John Lewicki, Dale Shinabrager, Timothy Walter, and Stacey Tribbey, who assist the Case Managers.

Our Foster Care Program

New Light works in conjunction with DHS and the Courts to provide case management services to children and adolescents ranging in ages from 0-18 in need of out-of-home placement. We work with many counties across the state of Michigan. We pride ourselves on our dedication to serving our community, years of experience, and desire to give children a home.

Referral and Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about our program, or if you’d like to make a referral, please contact:

Tina Sentell
Phone: (989) 871-6695
Fax: (989) 871-3663

Referrals by DHS or Private Agency Only

For being the first one it was wonderful! Kids all had a great time . Was wonderful having a safe environment that was kid friendly! Thank you to all the staff!
Mae B.

Primary Communities Served



Cass City

Birch Run