Agency Facts

  • Dare was founded in Roxbury, MA in 1964.
  • Dare now provides services across MA and in the East Hartford, CT area.
  • Dare's Intensive Foster Care program (Therapeutic Foster Care in CT) serves approximately 450 children and adolescents daily through six program sites in MA and one site in CT.
  • 98% of the youth in Dare foster care have experienced 3 or more adverse childhood experiences—including abuse, neglect and other traumatic events.
  • Dare works with clients referred from the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Developmental Services.
  • Dare has served more than 840 families through its support and stabilization programs. We have maintained a success rate of approximately 85% for keeping families intact.
  • Dare operates nine staffed residences for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Dare served 24 teen mothers and their children at our residential program in 2011.