Fostering hope in the lives of at-risk children and families.

Join CFP in Making a Difference

For nearly 50 years Communities for People, (CFP), has been dedicated to serving youth and adolescents in the foster care system in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Become a Foster Parent

Volunteer & Mentorship

Become a foster parent today!

You can change the life of a youth waiting in the foster care system. All adults who can provide a safe, stable and a loving home are encouraged to apply to get involved.

CFP provides foster care services in both MA and RI for children and adolescents in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

Foster Hope With Us

Our goal at CFP is to provide youth and families with the services and support they need to thrive independently and as part of their communities.

Youth & Families Served in FY23

Youth and families in MA & RI received family support or prevention services and were served in residential, home based & foster care programs.

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Long-term Job Retention Among Youth

Of the 150 youth aged 16+ in our residential programs obtained employment, maintained employment consistently and/or received vocational training.

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On Track to or Already Achieved Permanency

Of the 899 youth and families in residential, home-based, prevention or foster care programs were on track to or already achieved permanency.

Embrace the Journey: Let Your Voice Be Heard, Empower the Future

We are proud to support the SPEAK Youth Advisory Board as they work to plan and execute the 2024 Youth Summit hosted by Youth Development Services. The summit will include a variety of workshops as well as the opportunity for youth to learn from each other and access a varied Resource Fair.

When: Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
Where: Rhode Island College

Youth Summit '24

How we serve the community

Massachusetts Programs

  • Intensive Foster Care is a specialized foster care program designed to serve youth ages 0-20 years old in various foster home settings.
  • Residential Programs include multiple community-based residential programs serving youth ages 12-22 depending on their needs. Programs include group homes, an emergency shelter, independent living, and a unique residential program for serving youth from the Department of Youth Services and diverting them from juvenile detention.
  • Independent Living program serves youth 18–22 years old who have shown progress in community-based residential programs, were previously homelessness, or in a foster home.
  • Family Networks staff work in the Department of Children and Families Lead Area offices for Hyde Park and the Harbor area to coordinate services for over a thousand youth and families annually.
Form more info about any programs or services in MA call:

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Rhode Island Programs

  • Home-based Services that work with the whole family utilizing various evidence based treatment models.
  • Family Care Community Partnership is a prevention program designed to help those families most in need before they are faced with State intervention.
  • Families for Children Foster Care is a specialized foster care program designed to serve youth ages 0-20 years old in various foster home settings.
  • Residential Programs include multiple community-based residential programs serving youth ages 12-22 depending on their needs. Programs include group homes, emergency shelter and independent living.
  • Youth Development Services Program is an exciting program to provide transition-age youth with additional support to help develop life skills as they are transitioning out of state care.
Form more info about any programs or services in RI call:

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Nonprofit Management Services

Does your growing organization need more support? Communities for People is proud to provide Management Services to smaller grassroots nonprofits in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, allowing them to focus on their mission.

Form more info contact Sandy Cades at:

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Financial Services

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Payroll, Budgeting, General Ledger
  • CFO-level financial advising

HR Solutions

  • Hiring, Insurance/liability
  • Workman’s compensation issues
  • Employee Benefits & COBRA

Get involved today!

You could mean the world to a child in foster care.

Volunteer

Volunteer your time and talent! We have openings to help coach, partner with or mentor a youth.

Careers

Start your career in social work and foster care today! Check out CFP’s current Job Openings

Programs

CFP offers a variety of programs and services in both MA and RI. See what’s available.

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