Caring Network

The Caring Network provides weekly free psycho-educational groups to children between the ages of 4-14 who have witnessed or experienced violence in their home, school, and community.

On behalf of clients and their families, group facilitators may also make referrals to additional services, help facilitate victim compensation applications, and provide individual supportive services.


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Program Information

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CFS has locations all over Massachusetts, find out more where these services are offered.

How to Receive Caring Network Services

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Easily submit referrals for Child and Family Services programs using the provided online link. We've simplified the process, making support just a click away.


Please be aware that walk-ins are currently not permitted for this program. To enroll in this program and receive services, kindly explore one of our alternative enrollment methods. We look forward to assisting you through these designated channels.

Phone Call

Feel free to call our dedicated line for service requests. Check the locations below for specific phone numbers. We're here to promptly assist you with information on our various programs and services.

Caring Network Program Information

Outreach Services

What is the purpose of the Caring Network program?

Caring Network groups provide children with a safe space to share their experiences. Through the program, children can work through blame and guilt associated with abuse, which reduces isolation and increases self-esteem.

Outreach Services

How does the Caring Network program help?

Group facilitators help children identify and express their feelings, learn appropriate coping skills, help them develop safety plans in case of future exposure to violence, and show them ways to resolve conflict and tension without violence. Groups help children:

  • Recognize their feelings.
  • Manage the anger they may feel.
  • Learn better ways to solve conflicts.
  • Define abuse, bullying and violence.
  • Create a safety plan for themselves and their families.
  • Improve their self-image.
  • Reduce any isolation and shame they may feel.
Outreach Services

Who makes up the Caring Network program?

The Caring Network team is made up of bachelor-level staff and interns.

Caring Network Locations

The Caring Network program is available in the following locations. For more information on any of facilities below, click the Learn More button under the site of your interest

New Bedford

3057 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford MA 02745

Info: (508) 990-0894
Caring Network: (508) 742-3915
CSA: (508) 742-3940
EFS: (508) 742-3862
IHT: (508) 990-0894
Mixed Population: (508) 742-3950
TM: (508) 990-0894
Beyond House: 508-962-2960
MYDP: (508) 742-3950

Fax:(508) 990-0298

Hours: Mon- Fri 8am-5pm