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Adult Services

Adult Services

Careers at CRI

Careers at CRI

Children's Services

Children's Services

Foster Care and Adoption

Foster Care & Adoption

Help Kids Grow Fundraising Event

Help Kids Grow Event


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Supporting Children in Foster Care

Want to support a child in foster care, but not sure how to get started? Choose the option below that you feel is best for you! 

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CRI provides specialized recruitment of families for children who have been waiting too long for adoptive families. Services can include presenting the child to interested families and posting the child's information on CRI's web page and at public events.Creative recruitment efforts such as informational sessions for families interested in a particular child and public adoption events have been arranged by CRI staff.The child’s social worker works in close collaboration with support workers of potential families and with DCF recruitment efforts (i.e. Wednesday’s Child, Heart Gallery, etc).Assessments, trainings, and home studies can be provided for families who come forward.Typically the home study and approval process is completed within 90 days.  Visits are conducted with the child to become acquainted with his/her needs and help prepare him/her for the transition to a forever family.

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CRI developed a therapeutic mentoring program, in response to the growing need for children to have positive, long term relationships with adults. Children referred to the program will be matched with an adult mentor who will connect with the child on a weekly basis to work on therapeutic goals such as social skills, anger management, and community appropriateness. 

 


 


 Donate

Choose to individually donate any amount to our programs! Every penny counts when supporting a child in care! 

 

Follow Our Fundraiser 

In this section we will feature any upcoming event, or private fundraiser, being held for/by CRI to benefit children in foster care. If you're interested in holding a fundraiser to help children in foster care, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today! 

 


 

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Each month our training department offers post-monthly training sessions for our foster families. These topics cover various subjects that are crucial for caring for a child. (ie. Mandated Reporting, Understanding and Supporting Visitation, Conversations about gender identity, video gaming and parental controls, etc.) If you are a qualified trainer, in any subject, and would love to offer to do a voluntary training for our foster parents, please reach out to us today! We are ALWAYS looking for new topics for our families; knowledge is power and we want our families to be as educated and well-rounded in their parenting as possible. Call or email us today and ask to speak with Meliessa Pellerin or Brittney Kilfeather. 

If you would like more information about ways you can help please contact Enjoli Roberts at (860) 621-7600 ext. 124, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete the online form.




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