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Our mission is to provide quality services to support safety, permanency, stability and well-being for children placed in foster care. Our dedicated foster care staff provide comprehensive assessments, services, and advocacy for children and families in need.
Our foster care programs serve children from birth through 21 years of age. Family foster care services help children who are in need of temporary safe placement while the families work to address concerns that brought children into care. Youth are placed in loving and caring foster homes while the CMCS foster care team works to provide comprehensive services to support the family to work towards reunification whenever possible. Foster parents are fully certified and receive continuous training to provide youth with the support they need to address the challenges they are facing while they are in foster care. The foster care team works with the foster parent, child and birth parent to help address the initial concerns to support and promote reunification and permanency for youth.
Treatment Family Foster Care provides youth 3 through 21 years of age with an additional level of clinical support and service delivery to address complex needs of youth in foster care. The
CMCS TFFC team provides comprehensive treatment assessments and service delivery to help youth successfully live within a foster home while in care. TFFC foster parents receive specialized
training to help support the increased needs of youth in order to provide support and stabilize youth behavior.
PYA programs are designed and implemented to support foster care youth with learning and acquiring independent living skills to support them as they transition to adulthood. The PYA program works with our young people, ages 14 to 20, providing skill-building groups and workshops to foster skill development for youth to develop self-sufficiency and excel in the future.
The Strategies for Success program provide educational support services to foster parents and youth in foster care. The overall goal of our program is to increase the success that our
students experience in school to be measured ultimately by increased high school graduation rates and enrollment in college or vocational schools.
CMCS is a foster to adopt program. When children placed in foster care are unable to return to the family of origin CMCS works to identify caregivers who can provide a permanent loving home environment for children in foster care. CMCS supports foster parents adopting youth through assigning adoptions staff and helping the family navigate through the adoption process.