Mission: To heal and strengthen the lives of children and families.
Programs: Mental health - this division is a licensed mental health clinic that provides mental health assessment and therapy for individuals, families, couples, and groups. These services include psychiatric evaluations, acute psychiatric crisis and psychopharmacology.
community support - this division reaches into the community to serve children and families in need of support and assistance. The types of services include support and role models for children, support and advocacy for young parents, pregnancy prevention counseling, case management services to families, sexual abuse counseling, and parenting counseling.
adoption services - this division provides older children and special needs adoptions to families primarily in massachusetts. The older children division provides services for children who have been in the custody of the department of children and families. The special needs division provides services to assess the children's needs and identifies the type of family best suited to meet them. The adoption program also includes a post-adoption services program known as adoption journeys. Adoption journeys' services include parent and youth support groups, home-based counseling, parent and young adult liaisons, adoption-competency training, and respite care.
Child and Family Services is an agency that was established in 1843. This is their 170th anniversary. They have had and continue to have a deep commitment to services to families and children. They provide a full range of Child Welfare Services and Mental Health Services through broad areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They are deeply committed to their clients and the consistently provide quality services that are indeed life changing. The agency has comprehensive adoption services for older children and they provide post legal adoptions services throughout the Commonwealth. My family is comprised of two children who are adopted that are now adults. I have a first had experience with adoption (not through Child and Family) and therefore can appreciate the agency's commitment to this service. The agency's Mental Health Services are comprehensive and run the gamut from Emergency Services to. children's services and adult services. I have also had family members benefit from this service. The agency has a commitment to their staff and they support them so that the staff can in turn support the clients that they serve. An excellent agency.