Family Networks

Lead Agency

YOU, Inc. maintains a dynamic partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). We serve as the Lead Agency for their Worcester West office, managing an expansive, integrated system of purchasing services that connect children and families being served by the Massachusetts child welfare system with vital mental health care.

Single Point of Entry for Multiple Agencies

Offering a single point of entry into this integrated purchasing system, our agency ensures a seamless referral process for families who may need services from multiple agencies, including parent support, family stabilization, after-school services, assessment and tracking, or out of home placements, including Short Term Assessment and Rapid Reunification (STARR) services to youth in need.

Our team provides coordination for all service referrals, facilitates family team meetings, and manages and coordinates any emergency placement services that may arise. Youth and family are required to be involved with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to receive services from Family Networks.

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