Intensive Foster Care

Despite the growing challenges, Ascentria continues to recruit, train, license and support foster families for our amazing children and teens.
You can take the first step toward becoming a foster parent today, right from home. Fill out this form or contact us to set up a phone or video call


The Intensive Foster Care Program serves children 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.

In addition to group training and support, each parent is individually supervised monthly and as needed. A Case Worker will also offer support through weekly home visits with the youth and foster parent(s). The supervisor will provide guidance, support, mentoring and general assistance to the parent. There is 24/7 on-call support through an Ascentria phone line. Respite care for the youth is available when foster parents need a break. The foster parent receives remuneration of $61.86 daily, tax exempt.

Ascentria is committed to recruiting a pool of diverse foster parents to meet the needs of our unique children and youth. Ascentria does not discriminate against foster parent applicants on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, religion, disability, or nationality. 

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Recruiting, Training and Support for Massachusetts Foster Families

Our Services

  • Group training and support
  • Educational support
  • Case management services
  • 24-hour emergency on-call support
  • Health, mental health and legal services
  • Mentoring and life skills training
  • Respite care available for parents
  • Remuneration of $61.86 daily

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Could You Become a Foster Parent?

Foster parents need to have room in their heart and home for a youth in need! See if you qualify.
✓ Be at least 25 years old
✓ Be a resident of Massachusetts
Be willing to attend regularly scheduled trainings and support groups, usually twice a month
✓ Have a flexible schedule that allows for many appointments
✓ Pass a CORI (criminal background) and fingerprinting check
✓ Single, partnered or married, all are welcome!

Free Foster Care Information Sessions

Attend one of our no-obligation information sessions online.
If interested in learning more about Intensive Foster Care, please email us, or call 774.434.5910.
Sign up for a Foster Care 101 Webinar

Required Foster Parent Training

  • Complete a 30-hour Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) course provided by Ascentria
  • Complete a CPR/First Aid certification training provided by Ascentria
  • Complete a program orientation training
  • Agree to complete 20 hours a year per foster parent of additional training, provided twice monthly through Ascentria.


Our Locations

130 Liberty Street, Suite 7
Brockton, MA 02301 
Phone: 774.434.5910
Fax: 508.580.5830