Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Our foster care program is rooted in the principle that every child deserves to feel safe, to be nurtured, and to thrive. Our foster families and staff are committed to maximizing each child's potential within our stable and loving foster homes.
Berkley, MA 02779
We at JRI's Foster Care Program are committed to ensuring that the unique gifts, talents, interests. and goals of our children are respected, supported, and nurtured. At the same time, we work to meet their physical and emotional needs. Sometimes, stressors within their own family such as neglect, domestic violence, abuse, or untreated mental illness may cause a child or teen to enter foster care. The children come to us feeling scared, sad, and confused. Our qualified and caring team of foster parents and staff help them feel safe and understood. We support the children through their grief and pain, and we guide them toward healing and hope.
When children and teens come to us, we carefully match their needs with a foster family who has knowledge of and experience with those particular needs. In these safe and stable homes, healthy connections are formed. Children overcome their hardships, regain their confidence, and learn new life skills. We work together to help our children once again believe in themselves and in their futures.
Stable homes nurture neglected children.
Compassionate homes mend painful pasts.
Caring homes heal broken hearts.
YOUR home can change the life of a child.
Contact us to learn how...
Taking Care of You as You Care for the Children
- Generous monthly stipend
- Weekly home visits
- Monthly support groups with other foster families
- Monthly educational training
- 24-hour on-call support
- Consultation with mental health and educational experts
- Quarterly family-fun events
- 5 paid vacation days per year
- $500.00 sign-on bonus
Our foster parents come the communities of Boston and throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. They are ordinary people with extraordinary compassion, optimism, and commitment. They care for, advocate for, and cheer for the children. They are vital members of a team made up of staff, biological families, other foster parents, professionals, and the community. Through this collaboration, children have the chance to be heard, for their needs to be met, and for their hopes, dreams, and goals to be a priority.