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About Family Support & Stabilization (FSS)

The Family Support and Stabilization program provides a range of services aimed at skill building of parents and youth, strengthening family relationships and building a network of community supports and resources in order to promote a safe, stable home life and prevent out of home placement or support families in the reunification process. These services include family stabilization teams, a variety of supervised visitation both for children in foster care and non-custodial parents, and parenting workshops, including the Parenting Journey and Parenting in America.


FSS caseworkers have expertise in:

  • Refugee/immigrant population
  • Intensive, comprehensive foster care
  • Parenting skills development and support
  • Teen health and safety planning
  • Reunification from out-of-home placement
  • Affordable housing resources
  • Accessing employment and community resources
  • In-home crisis response
  • Mental health
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Mediation and community dispute resolution
  • Bridging cross-cultural/multi-generational concerns between grandparents, parents, and children
  • Access to educational resources/Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Trauma-informed care

For more information about our Family Support and Stabilization (FSS) program, contact Courtney Gomez at cgomez@helpfamilies.org or 617.876.4210 x4266

When you give to the FSS program, you're supporting a family in need. To help a family, click below to make your donation.