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Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Foster Care Informational for Westerly

Please join us for a Foster Care informational on Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 PM


Foster Care Programs

Communities for People provides foster care services in both MA and RI. CFP employs the same community-based and strength-based approaches in these programs as it does in all of its programs.

Who We Serve

Massachusetts: Children and adolescents in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or the Department of Youth Services (DYS). MAPP Training available.

Rhode Island: Children and adolescents in the custody Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Many of the children and youth, or adolescents, referred to our programs for foster care or adoption have experienced some type of abuse or neglect. As a result of these experiences, many face emotional, educational, developmental, or behavioral challenges. We also seek homes to place sibling groups and children/youth with special medical needs.

Who We Need

The “best fit” families not only answer to youth’s physical needs for safety and permanency but also appreciate their cultural backgrounds and cultivate their strengths. All adults who can provide a safe, stable and a loving home are encouraged to apply to get involved. Individuals or couples, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, may apply.

There are no age, income or home ownership requirements. Birth, foster, and adoptive parents are not charged for any part of our services. Foster care and adoption subsidies, including health insurance, are available for children in DCF, DYS and DCYF custody. Our programs offer extensive support to all families who are participating in the programs.

Why CFP?

For over 40 years Communities for People (CFP) has remained a leader in the community-based approach to residential programs and home based services for troubled youth. We focus on achieving permanency, making life long connections within the community, and developing independent living skills. We offer a wide range of programs and services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide youth and families with the services and support they need to thrive independently and as contributing members of their communities.

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