Foster Care

“Kids need families to grow up. That’s just what they need.”

– Joe, Plummer Foster Youth

You don’t need to be perfect. Or rich. Or own your own home. What you do need to become a foster parent is a big heart, patience and a desire to make a difference in the life of a child.

Children who need foster care range in age from birth to 22. What they have in common is they all have experienced some sort of trauma. They need a loving home so they can feel safe while remaining connected to their family, school and community.

Each year, Plummer Youth Promise is forced to turn away hundreds of children because there are not enough foster families. We provide training, 24/7 assistance and financial support ($66.36 per day).

On the pages that follow, learn about the steps to becoming a foster parent, training session dates and answers to frequently asked questions. Follow our blog. When you are ready, pick up the phone and our Family Resource Worker: Linear Dowd (978-935-2801) and Tayla Nixon (978-935-9691).

If you have ever thought of fostering a child, now is the time.