Children and Families


Intervention Services

Family Support & Intervention Services assist families with issues that have led to Department of Children and Families (DCF) involvement.

Our goal is to promote the safety and well-being of all family members by maintaining and building on primary family connections, while connecting families to community resources as needed. Assistance ranges from two to six hours per week for three to six months.

We work closely with the Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF) in all our Intervention Services, offering: assessment, home-based visitation and support, counseling, education (parenting skills, substance abuse prevention, health care, budgeting, job skills), case coordination, and access to community resources.  These intervention services are all by DCF referral only and include:

Family Enrichment

The Family Enrichment Program is a less intensive home visiting program which reaches out to families who are seeking to build positive, healthy relationships. The services provided are designed to help caregivers strengthen their family.

Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)

The Intensive Family Preservation (IFP) program promotes the safety and well-being of all family members by maintaining and building on primary family connections. The program helps parents improve their parenting abilities, identify and build on family strengths, and reduce behaviors which may place a child or family at risk. Services are available 24-hours per day for an average of 12 weeks.

Reconnecting Families Program (RFP)

RFP provides clinical support for families whose child(ren) are placed out of the home by the Department of Children & Families (DCF) and whose goal is reunification.

Supportive Housing for Families

The Supportive Housing for Families® program in partnership with The Connection provides families served by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) throughout the state with support services and access to safe, quality, affordable and permanent housing. Learn more about Supportive Housing for Families.

For more information

For more information on Intervention Services, contact Tiffany McCarthy, Director of Family Support & Intervention Services at (203) 523-5312 or e-mail