Cambridge Family & Children’s Service seeks foster parents for local children
Many children in foster care right now really need some love and support during this especially scary time. Cambridge Family & Children’s Service is trying to recruit more foster parents from Milton/Quincy/Boston to help care for children from our area. These kids are pretty amazing, and through no fault of their own are stuck without their families. Right now in Massachusetts, there are over 10,000 children and teenagers in foster care. CFSC social workers and Foster parents work hard, but they receive referrals every day for children in need of a home who they don’t have the capacity to serve.
Because of COVID19, there is a really rare chance to take online MAPP classes for anyone who might consider becoming a foster parent. MAPP is the MA Approach to Partnership in Parenting course that you need to take become adopting or fostering a child from foster care in MA. CFCS virtual MAPP classes are starting May 2, and all parents in the household need to attend all the listed sessions.
Spring virtual MAPP training schedule is as follows:
Saturday 5/2, 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday 5/9, 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday 5/16, 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday 5/19, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/30, 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday 6/2, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 6/6, 9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday 6/9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 6/13, 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday 6/20, 9 a.m. – noon
You can contact them even if you just have questions, and aren’t interested in taking a class this year. The team at CFCS are fantastic, and all foster parents receive a daily stipend to cover some basic needs for the child, and the child gets the weekly support of a social worker, and the Foster Parent gets the support of a weekly Family Resource Social Worker.
Shared by Noreen Dolan in Milton Neighbors.