Intensive Foster Care in Massachusetts


The Intensive Foster Care Program of Ascentria Care Alliance serves children from birth to 22 years old who have been removed from their families due to severe abuse and neglect, disrupted adoptions or voluntary placements or request for services and have been placed in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Some children in foster care may be eligible for adoption.

Parent Qualifications

Reside in Massachusetts; be 25 or older; pass a CORI (criminal background) check; have a flexible schedule that allows for many appointments; be willing to attend regularly scheduled trainings and support groups, usually twice a month; have room in their heart and home for a child in need! See if you qualify.

Required Foster Parent Training

Complete 30-hour MAPP course (Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting) provided by Ascentria; complete CPR/First Aid certification training provided by Ascentria; complete program orientation training; agree to complete 24 hours a year of additional training, provided twice monthly through Ascentria.

Supports and Benefits

In addition to group training and support, each parent is individually supervised monthly and as needed. The supervisor will provide guidance, support, mentoring and general assistance to the parent. There is 24/7 on-call support through a Ascentria phone line. Respite care for the child is available when foster parents need a break. The foster parent receives remuneration of $56.59 daily, tax exempt.

Free Foster Care Information Sessions

Free, no obligation information sessions are held the last Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at our headquarters in Brockton. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your space. 508.580.6716 ext "406".

Free Information Sessions

Last Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


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Intensive Foster Care - Massachusetts

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Recruiting, Training and Support for Massachusetts Foster Families
Phone: 508.580.6716
Fax: 508.580.5830
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Ascentria Foster Care
130 Liberty St, Suite 7
Brockton, MA 02301 | MAP