Foster Care Programs

For over 35 years Communities for People (CFP) has offered a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of risk adolescents and their families in RI and MA. This website is dedicated to our foster care programs and is a result of our commitment to finding foster families to fill the need in both states. By focusing on our foster care and adoption services we intend to make it easier for you to learn more about the process and how to get involved. We are always in need of families to open their homes to children and adolescents in state custody, and you or someone you know maybe the right person for the job.

Upon joining our foster care team, each family completes a comprehensive pre-placement training program followed by a detailed assessment, also known as a homestudy. The homestudy focuses on each family’s strengths and interests to ensure all families and youth are appropriately matched. As a foster parent you receive ongoing support and training including but not limited to:

  • Financial support in the form of a daily stipend
  • Clinical support, including weekly visits from program staff
  • Full range of case management services including individual and family case work
  • 24/7 on-call Crisis support
  • Access to ongoing training activities and resources
  • Adoption legalization services for adoptive families

The FFC program has the same requirements and offers all of the above services to pre-adoptive families who are interested in public adoptions of youth in state custody in RI.

All prospective families must complete MAPP training. In Massachusetts we use the Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) course and Rhode Island we use Complete TIPPS-MAPP (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training. These trainings are taught by an experienced foster or adoptive parent and/or CFP Staff. The training course includes information sessions, group discussions, and role-playing.

MAPP Trainings will be offered throughout the year to meet the needs of recruited families. Please contact us for more information at 617-628-0451 or via email at