Department of Children & Families (DCF) Support & Stabilization Services

The Family Networks Team collaborates with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide service coordination in support of the safety, well-being, and permanency of children, adolescents and their families. DCF and the family are invited to participate in developing treatment plans built upon the family’s strengths. Family Networks is committed to developing, coordinating, and collaborating with community-based systems of care to flexibly meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

Contact Information

To request services or make a referral, contact your DCF social worker or Family Networks at your local DCF office.

Funding Source 

This program is funded by DCF.

Child Specific Case Worker (CSCW) services are designed to stabilize children and adolescents aged 12-18 so they can be successful in their community. This intensive service provides goal development, community support, family support, and educational advocacy when appropriate.

Contact Information
To request services or make a referral contact your Department of Children and Families (DCF) social worker, or Family Networks at your local DCF office.

Funding Source
This program is funded by DCF.

Intensive Family Intervention services focus on promoting child and family safety, stabilization and permanency by strengthening a family’s resources and support network.

Contact Information
To request services or make a referral for IFI services, please contact our Braintree Program Director at 857-499-8854 or Plymouth Program Director at 508-830-3444 ext. 321.

Funding Source
This program is funded by DCF.

The goal of the Dianne DeVanna Center is to assist parent(s)/caregiver(s) in accessing the services and supports they need to maintain balance and consistency for all who reside in the home. Parent Aides assist families who may be separated from their children and work on goals as outlined by their DCF Social Worker. Your Parent Aide will keep in contact with the assigned DCF Social Worker and update them on goals to achieve family reunification. The Center operates under a deep and abiding belief that children have a need for stability in their lives, which includes love, nurturing, a sense of security, and safety. Referrals to the program can only be made by The Department of Children and Families.

Service Areas

Braintree Location: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth.

Plymouth Location: Plymouth, Kingston, Marshfield, Plympton, Halifax, Hanover, Rockland, Abington, Whitman, Hanson, Carver, Middleborough, Lakeville, Wareham, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, Duxbury, Pembroke

Contact Information
Braintree: 781-843-7010
Plymouth: 508-830-3444

Funding Source
This program is funded by DCF. Contact DCF social worker for referral information.