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What's New at Cambridge Family and Children's Service

At CFCS, we welcome and encourage families of all compositions and backgrounds to apply to become pre-adoptive or foster parents.

Our Family Support & Stabilization program recently took the families they serve on an all-expenses-paid trip to Canobie Lake.

We sat down with Tara President to talk about her and her husband Eric's approach to foster parenting. Tara and Eric have been foster parents with CFCS for the past ten years.

In this second installment of his three-part series, adoptive dad Jason talks about his family's experience going through the matching process.

The renovation, which was funded by a generous grant from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, created more space in the kitchen for the residents to gather and eat together.

Between March 2014 and February 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families removed more than 700 infants who were born drug-exposed from their families.

Donations of tickets to fun experiences allow us to provide not just the baseline of good care for our families; they help us go above and beyond to brighten their lives in as many ways as we can.

We're always accepting donations of luggage, strollers, car seats and more!

Executive Director Bob Gittens wrote an op-ed reflecting on the vast disparities illuminated by the college admissions scandal, and how they relate to the experiences of the youth we serve who are aging out of the foster care system.

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $73,500 grant from the Clipper Ship Foundation to support our efforts in fostering permanency for our residents at Teens Learning Choices!

We are pleased to announce that Family Support & Stabilization Assistant Program Director Thara Young has been awarded the 2019 Provider’s Council Graduate Leadership Scholarship!

Recently we brought all our foster parents under one roof for the Intensive Foster Care Annual Meeting.

This is the first in a three-part series from Jason's perspective about his family's adoption journey.

CFCS is proud partner with Just-A-Start and the City of Cambridge to help families break from the cycle of poverty and achieve upward mobility.

We are pleased to announce that Andrea Ruiz has been promoted to Family Support & Stabilization Coordinator!

Email familyservices@helpfamilies.org or call 857-453-4061 to find out how to reserve your spot today!

Our Young Parents Support staff was excited to attend this year's STEPS Celebration for young parents!

We are proud to share the story of Monica and Lispeth Tibbits-Nutt's adoption of their baby daughter in their own words!

Our office will be closed on July 5 for the holiday weekend.

Amy and Gina have a special treat for the last part of their series on our blog: an exclusive interview with their son Rene.

With the help of our Family Support & Stabilization staff, a mom and daughter who were previously separated are now getting ready to reunify.

Congratulations to the Shining Stars of June!

For Reunification Month in June, we'd like to share the story of a hardworking young man who reunited with his family and found permanency.

We have some good news to share about this wonderful family.

If you think adoption or foster care is right for you, then no matter who you are, you are right for CFCS.

We attended the Statewide Permanency Learning Community Gathering, hosted by Walker and Plummer Youth Promise.

Our Family Support & Stabilization staff recently celebrated Mother's Day with the moms in our Young Parents Support program!

We worked with video production company Eifler Agency to tell the story of one resilient young woman and her son.

Today, we're highlighting one of the programs we get asked about the most: the Young Parents Support Program.

Join us on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, July 19 for a screening and discussion of HBO’s new documentary “Foster”!

We've been having conversations about what college could mean for our group home residents at TLC and Putnam Place.

Recently, seven graduate students from the MassArt Design Innovation program visited CFCS to present their findings after spending a semester researching how to use design thinking to improve parents’ and children’s experience in the adoption and foster care system.

If you would like to become a foster parent, reach out to us. We are always available to work with those willing to provide safe, nurturing homes to the many children who need them.

We are thrilled to announce that the recipients of the 2019 Vivienne Campbell Award are Tara and Eric President.

Recently, our Intensive Foster Care (IFC) Program celebrated the dedication and hard work of the foster parents we work with at the annual Foster Parent Appreciation Event.

Are you interested in becoming a foster care or adoptive parent? We have spaces left in our upcoming MAPP training course this March!