The Kid’s Net program continues to support foster families during this unprecedented time. We are available to support you and your family. More information on these resources is available on our website (link below).
Helpline: We are continuing to staff our Helpline when DCF offices are closed, and we are also monitoring the Helpline during the business day. If you cannot reach someone directly, please leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned promptly by Kid’s Net staff. 800-486-3730
Respite: We continue to process respite payments as usual. Please continue to make arrangements through your family resource worker.
Emergency Childcare: Kid's Net continues to provide short-term child care support for foster and pre-adoptive families. Through our partner, Child Care Circuit, we can identify home-based daycare providers who are following COVID 19 protocols and have re-opened to provide care for Kid's Net for up to 10 hours per month. Additionally, Kid's Net continues to reimburse in-home babysitting provided by a DCF approved caretaker for up to 10 hours per month. Please contact your Regional Kid's Net staff for additional information.
Family Resource Liaisons (FRL’s): FRL’s remain available to support foster parents with resources and referrals. Please continue to reach out to them for assistance! Find their contact info on our website (link below).
Training & Support: Kid’s Net has been running regular training and support groups via Zoom and we will continue to offer statewide virtual groups and trainings throughout the summer and into the fall. We will continue to evaluate when it is safe and appropriate to re-start our in person meetings.
Did you know? Foster parents who are reimbursed by Eliot/MSPCC for providing babysitting, respite, or MAPP services can now enroll in direct deposit to receive your reimbursement faster! Contact your Regional Kid's Net staff to find out how!