Foster & Kin Family Support
MSPCC recognizes the pivotal role and unique challenges facing the thousands of foster and kinship families across the state who open their hearts and homes to children in need. Each year, MSPCC supports more than 5,000 families led by foster and/or family guardians. Our range of services aim to connect foster and kinship families to the information, resources, respite and support networks they need to ensure the health, well-being and promise of the children in their care. For more information, click here to find the MSPCC office nearest you.
MSPCC's foster & kin family support services include:
MSPCC's Kid's Net program works in partnership with foster, kinship and pre-adoptive families, as well as the Department of Children and Families, to support parents caring for children in DCF custody.
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KINnections [Metro Boston]
As part of the Kid's Net program, KINnections focuses on providing support and respite to grandparents with permanent custody of their grandchildren and other family members with custody of kin. The program provides support groups, informational resources, and camp scholarships. Call MSPCC's Jamaica Plain office today for more information: (617) 983-5800
MSPCC offers an after-hours telephone helpline that provides emergency assistance to foster, kinship and pre-adoptive families when DCF offices are closed. The helpline is staffed by social workers experienced in foster care issues. They can provide telephone support to help resolve problems or, if necessary, arrange for an emergency home visit or removal of child. The helpline is open 5 P.M. to 9 A.M., Monday-Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. (800) 486-3730