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DCF Foster Family Recruitment Week

State Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs

Oct 22, 2019

[MASSACHUSETTS] The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs is pleased to partner with the Department of Children and Families and its member YMCAs across Massachusetts to host Foster Family Recruitment week at the Y. 23 YMCA locations in Massachusetts will be participating in Foster Family Recruitment week the week of October 21-25.  YMCAs in Massachusetts will host events throughout the week to inform their members and community about the benefits of becoming a foster parent.

Peter Doliber, CEO of the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, said “The YMCAs are a community based organization and as such are so pleased to be able to work with the Department of Children and Families to assist them in connecting potential foster families with foster children. The Y serves the whole family, from infant/toddler care, to swim lessons, to feeding programs, to basketball, and arthritis programs and we believe that a partnership with DCF is just a natural extension of this service”.

“The Department of Children and Families strives to find foster homes for children in their communities to help maintain connections to family, school and friends during a trying time. Our goal is to have a deep bench of foster homes in every city and town in the Commonwealth and we are grateful to the 23 participating YMCAs for helping us continue to broaden our recruitment activities statewide,” Said DCF Commissioner, Linda Spears.

Please see the attached list for the 23 participating locations!




About the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Commonwealth 31 Ys in over 200 locations engage 370,000 children– regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored many communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.