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 Dianne DeVanna Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was founded in 1978 after the death of 11-year-old Dianne DeVanna. The Center was formed to provide intensive, non-judgmental and responsive supports to parents/caretakers/guardians who are experiencing parenting challenges. We understand the pressures, stressors, and frustrations of parenting and by offering the Parent Aide service we will provide you with practical, hands-on, intensive, and goal-oriented supports so that you and your family can live and grow together.

Parent Aides work with families supported by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and as a team we are committed to providing parenting skills, education on child(ren) development needs, and assisting parents in working towards reunification when needed.

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. If you are currently involved with DCF, please speak to your social worker if you are interested in this type of support.