Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Family Support Recruitment/Referral

Adoptive Family Recruitment

Programs that identify and enlist individuals and couples who are willing to provide a permanent home and new legal parentage for children who have been relinquished for adoption, particularly for children who have special needs.

Child Care Provider Referrals

Programs that provide statewide and community-based services that are designed to improve the availability and quality of child care. These programs maintain lists of child care resources and link families who are in need of child care services with child care centers, licensed family child care homes and other organization-based providers; provide information that helps families become good consumers of child care services; recruit new child care providers to expand the availability of the service locally; provide training and technical assistance for providers; and collect and disseminate data which document the demand for child care services and the current availability of child care resources. Some programs may also make referrals to preschools and many provide referrals to children's play groups.

Foster Parent/Family Recruitment

Programs that identify and enlist people who are willing to provide foster care for dependent children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and need an alternative family living arrangement, or for children or adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, emotional problems or multiple disabilities who are unable to live with their birth families or in an independent setting. Programs that recruit families to provide foster care for children and adults with disabilities are generally also responsible for training, certifying and monitoring placements in family homes and for providing support for the family and the individual(s) with disabilities who live with them.

Kinship Navigator Programs

Programs that support the ability of kinship caregivers to assure the safety and healthy development of children and youth and help to prevent unnecessary entries into foster care. Kinship caregivers often experience significant challenges and barriers to maintaining their caretaking role including difficulty finding affordable child care and housing, applying for public assistance, or facing challenging family dynamics. Kinship navigators assist kinship caregivers in learning about and accessing programs and resources to meet the needs of the children they are raising, provide help for the family as a whole to safeguard stability, and promote partnerships among public and private agencies. Kinship navigator programs are not intended to provide the services needed by kinship families; rather, they aim to improve caregivers' knowledge of services and assist them in being able to identify and access the services they need.