Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care

Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care

Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care of Massachusetts and Rhode Island are branch offices of the national Devereux Foundation, founded in 1912 by Helena T Devereux. We provide specialized, home based foster care to a diverse population of at-risk children, young adults and their families.We are committed to training all types of individuals and couples to provide intensive, treatment foster care. We emphasize a team approach. We provide 24 hour support, weekly home visits and monthly professional development.

We have four regional offices: Central Mass (Holden), Metro Boston (Woburn), Rhode Island (Warwick) and Western Mass (W. Springfield). We contract with the Dept of Children and Families (DCF) and the Rhode Island :Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). We also sub-contract for refugee placements.

There are currently 7,000 children in foster care in Massachusetts.The average age of our clients is 14 years old. We also provide services to teen moms.

Children stay in foster care until they have reached their treatment goals. Possible permanency plans may be: Reunification,  Adoption, or Independent living.

Foster Parent Benefits include:

  • Minimum of $350 weekly tax-free (MA & RI)
  • All children have health insurance
  • $1000 new foster parent referral bonuses* Company Paid Foster Parent Liability Insurance
  • Up to 8 days of paid respite
  • Extensive support systems
  • Free comprehensive training.

Generous Referral bonus for current foster parents' assistance with recruitment

Potential Foster Parents must meet the following qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • All foster parents must undergo a Criminal Background Check (including fingerprintng). All household members over 14 years old must also agree to Background record checks.

*Medical clearance of all household members

We have been successfully matching children and young adults in Massachusetts since 1997.


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