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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Identify and implement ways to strengthen family and individual self-sufficiency and promote conditions that provide all individuals with stable homes and positive community environments.

Programs: Group home - cfcs provides a range of services for transition age youth, those aging out of foster care in the custody of the ma department of children and families. Cfcs operates two caring together group homes licensed by deec for 8 clients each and an independent living program. Cfcs offers individualized one-on-one planning for independence. Each service provides a therapeutic environment that emphasizes lifelong connections to supportive family members and friends, education, vocational skills and personal responsibility. Our lifeskills curriculum was strengthened and was incorporated into each youths service plan.

developmental disabilities program (ddp) - cfcs provides a wide range of individualized in-home and other supports to children and adults with developmental disability, and their families. The range of programs offered seek to ensure that the family member with a disability can be maintained within their home and family setting, and that the individual can maximize his or her potential to function independently in the community. Cfcs is the dds family support center for charles river west catchment area which offers information & referral, parent groups, young adult groups and social activities to all dds clients living in our catchment area. In total, cfcs provided ongoing case management, respite and skills trainers, and other support to over 900 individuals in fy17.

intensive foster care (ifc) - cfcs provides therapeutic foster care to children up to age 21 who have been taken into custody of the massachusetts department of children and families (dcf). Our team of foster parents and social workers provides specialized, round the clock care, support and guidance for the children. The team supports each child's successful transition into permanent placement: reunification, guardianship, kinship, adoption or independent living. Foster children receive weekly visits from a licensed cfcs social worker in their foster home; foster parents training continues to be a primary focus including sessions for new applicants. Cfcs continuously seeks new foster homes. The intent of which is to provide additional homes for thousands of children brought into dcf care each year.

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