INTENSIVE FOSTER CARE (IFC)
We believe that children do best in family settings and should remain in their own community whenever possible, which is why we also offer unbundled services from the Intensive Foster Care (IFC) team to work with potential kinship or adoptive parents. These services can last six weeks to six months and are driven by the family’s goals and objectives to help ease difficulties transitions, return a child home, or work to prevent a child from being removed from their home.
Committed, caring foster parents are desperately needed to provide temporary, loving homes to children who are not living with their families for a variety of reasons beyond their control. As a Communities for People foster care provider, you will receive on-going training, support and guidance before and during your placement. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, click here to fill out the MA Foster Care Interest Form and we will be in touch about next steps! Inquiry is not a commitment, it’s just the beginning of a conversation that may change your life – just ask Frank, Dottie, Kathy and Andy!
IFC is a program for children through young adulthood (birth through their 22nd birthday) who are in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and may be facing additional challenges including behavioral or emotional problems, medical conditions, physical handicaps and/or development delays.
Our IFC team works closely with foster parents to ensure the kids in their care are receiving the additional, individualized support they need, including therapy and behavioral modification plans. We know it can be challenging to take in a foster child under the best of circumstances and want to ensure that every foster family feels supported as they work to provide a safe environment for their foster child.