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The Home serves in a coordination capacity for two family-focused programs in Boston. Providing a single point of entry for all services, the programs employ the wraparound approach which places the family at the center of the planning process and builds a team around the family’s vision for their child’s future.
Hyde Park and Park Street Community Service Agencies
The Hyde Park and Park Street Community Service Agencies serve youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who are enrolled in MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth and meet certain medical criteria. This program is part of the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI).
Family Networks (Park Street Area Lead)
As part of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Family Networks initiative, The Home has been designated by DCF as the Area Lead Agency for the Park Street DCF Area Office Boston. In partnership with DCF, The Home develops and manages a comprehensive network of DCF contracted services and non-DCF community supports for children, adolescents, and their families, and provides case coordination through Family Team meetings. The goal of the network is to achieve permanency for DCF children and adolescents through family preservation, or by unifying or reunifying children and families. However, for those youth for whom permanency within a family setting is not possible, the goal is to ensure that they are prepared to live independently in the community. Network services include an array of family-based services, residential programs, group homes, independent living programs, specialized foster care, community supports, and other flexible support services.