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Become A Foster Parent

Our Foster Care Program

Evergreen’s Community Services program is a non-profit organization that has been serving the Metro Boston and North Shore areas for over 40 years. We provide foster care and therapeutic services to families and children in need of assistance. Our programs connect families to appropriate community resources, while providing support, stability, and hope to families and children.  

Who We Support

Many of the children who are in our foster care program have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect and require a home who is willing to face the behavioral and emotional challenges associated with these circumstances with patience, guidance, and nurturance.

Children referred by the Department of Children and Families (ages birth – 18), including individuals with developmental disabilities (ages birth – 22) can be considered for our Foster Care program.


We serve children and individuals with any of the following profiles:






Victims of
Sexual Abuse


Attention Deficit


Pregnant or




Special Needs


Special Medical


History of
Substance Abuse

Start Your Journey...
Become A Foster Care Parent

You Can Make A Difference

We are always in need of loving and caring families who are willing to provide children with a safe and stable home environment. If you’re looking to make an impact in the life of a child, then fostering might be right for you.


Foster parents provide a safe, stable place for children to live during an uncertain time, when they aren’t being cared for by their birth families, but also haven’t been adopted. In this way, foster families provide care, stability, and a nurturing home for children when they need it most.


Foster parents play an important role in the relationship between a child from foster care and their birth parents. This can sometimes be a difficult situation, but it is often beneficial for children from foster care to have contact with their birth families—especially since they might be reunited one day. Foster families help maintain this relationship and provide input for determining what is in the best interest of the child.


Foster parents take on all of the important responsibilities of raising the child—like cooking meals, helping with homework, buying clothes and toys, playing with them, disciplining them, addressing any behavioral issues, and teaching them the life skills they need.

Eligibility Requirements

All individuals, couples, and families who are interested in fostering a child are encouraged to apply. To become a foster parent through the Evergreen Center Community Services program, you must meet the minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a Massachusetts resident and at least 18 years of age or older
  • Rent or own a home that meets the Department of Children and Families (DCF) standards
  • Have a valid driver's license and vehicle
  • Have a high school duploma or equivilent
  • Have a stable source of income
  • Successfully pass a required background check
  • Successfully pass a physical inspection of your home
  • Complete a MAAP (Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) Training Course

Why Choose Evergreen Center?

Evergreen provides extensive support and services to assist you in your foster care journey.  

  • Access to 24/7 personalized on-call support
  • Extensive training
  • Home Visits
  • Access to support groups
  • Consultation with mental health and educational professionals
  • Generous tax-free weekly stipend

Foster Care Interest Form

Contact us today and let us guide you on how to begin your Foster Care journey!

Your submission will go directly to a program staff member who will contact you. You may also call 781-322-3072 or email for more information.


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