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Families for Children Foster Care and Adoption Services

Families for Children (FFC)

Families for Children is a specialized foster care program designed to serve youth ages 0-20 years old who cannot be served in traditional, public agency foster homes. The program also serves as a family-based treatment setting for both diversion and a step-down from residential care and inpatient hospitalization. Eligible youth require a higher level of care and supervision than is usually found in a traditional or kinship foster care placement.

Families for Children Supportive Services (FFC-SS)

Families for Children Supportive Services (FFC-SS) will provide foster care specific supports to children and youth currently residing in the Department’s generic foster homes or those placed in kinship homes. Children and youth will be provided clinical services, case management, family/sibling visitation, emergency response, and advocacy. The program is designed to support youth with a variety of complex needs. The focus of the FFC-SS program is intended to be a short-term service to help stabilize a youth in his/her foster home placement and reduce the risk of placement disruption.

Families for Children – Residence Model (FFC-RM)

The Families for Children – Residence Model (FFC-RM) foster care program is a unique hybrid of therapeutic foster care and traditional group care for youth ages 13-20 years old. The FFC-RM program is designed to work with youth whose behavioral presentations and severity of emotional needs previously precluded their placement in a family setting, and requiring a step down from residential/hospitalization before transition into generic foster home.


Families For Children, (FFC) Fact Sheet:



CFP offers 4 MAPP trainings annually. Please contact us to find out when the next one will be starting. The class will be held at CFP’s Rhode Island office. The class runs10 weeks. For information, contact Nanette Thayer at (401) 273-7103.

Location of trainings:

Communities for People, Inc.
623 Atwells Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02909
Ample parking available


RI Foster Care

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in RI please sign up at the following link:

For more information in RI about Foster Care & Adoption contact:

Kathryn Bothelo
Phone: 401-481-8410

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