DCF Contracted Services

**Referrals for these services can be made only through DCF Family Networks**

FSS Teams 

Through a contract with MA Dept. of Children and Families (DCF), FSS Teams work closely with families and DCF to prevent out of home placement or support families’ reunification. FSS teams complete twice weekly home visits with a focus on:

  • Strengthening family relationships
  • Providing support for parents/caretakers around improving safety
  • Preparing for reunification
  • Support for youth around improving relationships
  • Parent training assistance
  • Assistance in navigating other systems such as the courts, schools, immigration and mental health services
  • Support around self-advocacy
  • Connections and referrals to long-term services or building natural supports


Visitation Services
Our supervised visitation service is part of the Massachusetts Coalition of Supervised Visitation and the Supervised Visitation Network. 

DCF Supervised Family Visitation Services: Staff provide supervised visitation through DCF Family Network Referral for children in foster care.  DCF visitation includes:

  • Child transportation
  • Consistent, timely, monitored family contact
  • Visitation in a comfortable, home-like visitation room
  • Assistance in transitions towards reunification


Youth Support Services
Case workers meet with youth weekly to work on increasing their levels of independence and prepare them for adulthood. Areas of focus include:

  • Daily living skills
  • Academic performance
  • Social skills
  • Family relationship-building
  • Independent living skills
  • Vocational skills