Service Provider Guide

About the DCYF Service Provider Guide: This Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Service Provider Guide is a registry of the Department’s home-based services, specialized foster care services, licensed residential group care services, and independent living services funded by DCYF. This DCYF Service Provider Guide has been developed to assist in the identification and understanding of the resources available for children and families served by DCYF.

The DCYF Service Provider Guide is designed to offer descriptions of the different services provided as well as best fit criteria, exclusionary criteria, and other relevant factors that would be helpful when you are considering services for your children and families. Please note, this DCYF Service Provider Guide is not all inclusive of services available throughout the broader system and lists only DCYF-funded services.

How to best use the DCYF Service Provider Guide: The DCYF Service Provider Guide is presented in four categories for quick reference. The four general categories are home-based services, specialized foster care services, residential group care services, and independent living services. Within two of these general categories, home-based services and residential group care services, there are subcategories that further delineate services into general treatment areas. You will note that there is some repetition of services between some of the home-based services categories within the DCYF Service Provider Guide. This is because some services can address multiple treatment needs (e.g., mental health and disruptive behavior).

Table of Contents

Home-based Services

Specialized Foster Care

Residential Group Care Services

Independent Living Programs