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Welcome to the Central Region MA Office of Dare Family Services

Welcome to Dare Family Services in the Central Region of Massachusetts.

Worcester, Massachusetts is home to the Dare Family Services Central Region office. We have been a member of the community for more than thirty years, providing home-based Intensive and Enhanced Therapeutic Foster Care, as well as Family Support and Stabilization services to children and families with histories of neglect, severe trauma and abuse. The children and families we serve are referred to us by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). We also have a small Shared Living program with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).


We have highly trained specialized foster parents in and around the city. Our foster parents open their homes to provide a stable, healthy, family environment that allows each child to begin or to continue their healing process. Receiving weekly support from the Dare staff, our foster parents enable these children to make strong, positive transitions—back to their biological homes, to their adoptive home, or on to independent living.

“Our office, warm and inviting, is staffed by a team of hard working, well equipped, and supportive social work staff; a dedicated, capable and well-rounded clinical supervisor; a very pleasant and well-schooled family resource program supervisor and recruiter; and an efficient and personable office manager, all who report to lucky me,” said LaVerne Miller, Central Regional program director. “I have over 20 years of working experience with Dare Family Services. Because of a large demand for services in our area, we are continually looking for dependable, nurturing, family-oriented people who can provide a loving and rehabilitative family environment for our children, adolescents, and young adults.”