Child & Family Services

Intensive Family Services (CTC/FIRST)

Intensive Family Services (CTC/FIRST) - Riverside Community Care

The Caring Together Continuum (CTC) team provides in-home intensive clinical case management and treatment for children with severe emotional disturbances who are at risk for out-of-home placement. CTC works with youth and their families to coordinate supports within the community including schools, hospitals, religious institutions, and community agencies. Our goal is to help families identify, strengthen, and enhance support systems that will assist the long-term sustainability and success of the child within the family and community.

Referrals can be made only by the Department of Mental Health.
For more information: 617-629-3919

The Family Intensive Reunification and Stabilization Team (FIRST) is designed to significantly reduce or eliminate the amount of time children with severe emotional disturbances spend in out-of-home placement (such as hospitals or institutions). We accomplish this by partnering with families and community providers to divert placement or accelerate the reunification process. FIRST provides home-based clinical case management, including family work, case management services, brief respite, and one-on-one support for family members.

Referrals can be made only by the Department of
Child and Family Services.
For more information: 617-629-3919

We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:

"You helped me through a very difficult time and kept me safe. You made me feel very welcome in your home and never once made me feel like I was a bother. I couldn’t have gotten through this time without all of your help."