United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton
For more information
on our Connecticut program,
contact Jenn Shimer
toll free at 877.295.7332
or email her.
MA/RI Home Page
Visit our Agency web site: www.communitycareservices.org.

Requirements of a home for
Therapeutic Foster Care
in Connecticut


Foster Parents must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. They are required to complete paperwork on each foster child in their home.
Foster parents must have an extra bedroom available for the foster child. This room must provide 70 square feet of living space.
The home must meet DCF guidelines for the state of Connecticut
Foster parents must have reliable transportation to meet the needs of the foster child. (therapy, doctor and school appointments, family visits, and after school activities)
If the caretaker is employed, s/he must have a flexible schedule in order to be available for the foster child’s needs and appointments.
Foster parents, adult household members (16 and over), and all frequent visitors to the home shall have a background free of conduct which would, in the judgment of Community Care Services, bear adversely upon a child. All applicants and identified family/friends must complete necessary background checks. Fingerprinting is required for applicants and family members.
Foster parents cannot currently work for Community Care Services.
Foster parents must be able to complete all initial training and be able to attend and/or complete 28 hours of training per year. They must also attend a monthly support group and be CPR/First Aid Certified (Certifications are provided by CCS).
The applicant must be at least 25 years old or older.
The foster home must provide a stable and structured environment for a foster child.
The foster home must provide evidence of a current medical exam for each member of the household.
The foster parents must be willing to participate in an interviewing process within their home providing information around family history, individual history, social, educational, and health history as well as motivation for providing foster care.
Foster parents must provide Community Care Services with three written references, one of which should be a professional reference.



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