Children and Family Services

Ascentria offers a continuum of community-based programs for families, children and teens at risk that provide safe residential environments and services that build and support strong and nurturing families. We believe that all children deserve a permanent, secure and loving home. To that end, we serve children and families through an array of supportive, therapeutic and educational services that help them through difficult life transitions, for the purpose of providing safety and nurture, opportunities for healthy personal and social development, and resources that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Ascentria Children and Family Services is committed to being a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ children, youth, parents and families. We are proud to announce that we are official participants of the 2022 Cycle of the Human Right's Campaigns All Children - All Families (ACAF) initiative. With the support of ACAF, Ascentria's Children and Family Services programs are taking active steps toward improving LGBTQ+ inclusivity, including policy changes, staff training, and external communications updates.The results of the 2022 cycle will be announced this summer, so stay tuned for more information about our progress!


 

Adoption


Ascentria Adoption Services is a full-service, licensed nonprofit adoption agency serving children and families since 1872. When you choose Ascentria as your adoption agency, we will accompany you every step of the way.


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Intensive Foster Care

Massachusetts

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

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Therapeutic Family Connections

New Hampshire

More than 900 children in New Hampshire need foster families. Therapeutic Family Connections (TFC) offers a variety of home-based and specialized foster care services designed to serve New Hampshire youth in need of intensive level supports. The youth typically range in age from 3 to 21. 

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Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Massachusetts

The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP) is the only foster care program in New England that provides foster care to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children. URMP provides training, licensing, and ongoing support of foster parents for unaccompanied refugee minors.
 
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Young Parent Living Program

Massachusetts

Ascentria’s Young Parent Living Program serves low-income, single, teenage mothers and their small children who might otherwise be homeless, living in unsafe situations or substandard housing. Teen parents find support, counseling, training, advocacy and transitional housing within two Ascentria programs in Massachusetts.

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