Posted on: February 5th, 2016

The newest TIPS-MAPP training class is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! Conversations are flowing, comradery is building, and our trainers couldn’t be happier with the turnout. Our trainers really put their all into every session, so we have yet to set definitive dates for the next training yet, but they will be up soon! We look forward to bringing in another group of people who are eager to learn about what it takes to become a foster/adoptive parent.

Don’t worry about feeling “unprepared”. Inquiring is the first step! Our recruiter will thoroughly explain the licensing process to you and walk you through each step. At no time are your forced to consider moving forward with your license. We ask that you commit fully to the training once you’ve enrolled, however, consider it an opportunity to decide whether or not getting your license is the right step for you. It is our job to provide you with as much information as possible to help you in your decision-making process. Questions are encouraged, that’s what we’re here for!

If you’re interested in learning more about the training, and what it takes to become a foster/adoptive parent, call us today!

Keep in mind that it may take 1-2 business days for our recruiter to get back to you, she does her best to extend her search all over the State of Connecticut, in an effort to find as many homes as possible that are interested in working with children in foster care! As long as you leave your name and address in her voicemail, she will have an informational packet sent out to you within the week!

860-621-7600 Ext. 117 Brittney Kilfeather – TFC Recruitment Specialist

Training Starts Wednesday!

Posted on: January 18th, 2016

Our first TIPS-MAPP class is starting on Wednesday night from 6pm-9pm at our new facility in Newington and we are so excited to meet all of the wonderful people pursuing their foster parenting license! Attendees will not be disappointed by this dynamic training. Rather than being led through a simple informational session; this training encourages group conversation, reflection, group activities and will provide each family with the tools that they need to assess what will be the correct path for their family. Each week presents new topics that will lead into the next sessions topic, so it’s important to be there from the beginning and to avoid missing any classes. The camaraderie that develops between the families throughout training is one of the most beneficial aspects of the class. You’ll learn together, grow together, and hopefully become natural supports for one another!

Here’s a short description of the new training from the official website:

TIPS-MAPP is often viewed as a pre-service training, when in actuality it is a model program that utilizes 15 tools designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home. Leader’s use the tools to help inform participants about the child welfare system and the role of foster parents, develop the necessary skills to become a successful foster/adoptive parent, and assess families to determine if they are a positive fit for the role of a foster parent for their agency.

“The program required (a minimum of ) 10 weeks, but at no time was the class a burden. I highly recommend it to all potential foster care families.” -Anonymous

If you’re interested in participating in this new training, please contact

our recruiter today! or 860-621-7600 Ext.117

We look forward to your call!

Interested In Becoming A Foster Parent?

Posted on: January 11th, 2016

Welcome! Are you here because you’re searching for more information regarding becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Or maybe you’re interested in becoming a respite care provider. You’ve come to the right place!

Community Residences, Inc. is always looking for patient and optimistic people with the right attitude to become foster parents for children in CT. At any given┬ámoment, there are thousands of children and adolescents that are in search of a family that is willing to work with them through their behaviors towards a path of positivity and success. These kids are looking for families that are willing to work as a team with our services to help them through the inner turmoil that they’re experiencing, to build healthier relationships with themselves as well as with┬áthe people around them.

The process of becoming a foster parent may seem overwhelming, but that’s what I’m here for! As CRI’s Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption Recruitment Specialist, it’s my job to walk you through the process as smoothly as possible. And I enjoy doing so! I do my best to inform you about what the licensing process entails as I walk you with ease through the paperwork and onto training. Everyone has had a different interaction with the field of foster care; what kind of questions do you have? I’d love to answer them today!

Please feel free to contact me today!

860-621-7600 Ext. 117

Posted on: January 8th, 2016


New training for foster parents statewide! Call to inquire about this amazing new training! Contact the recruiter at 860-621-7600 ext.117 for more details about becoming licensed as a foster parent! The first step is gaining more information, and that’s what I’m here for.

Don’t hesitate, call today! CT’s kids need you!

Posted on: January 8th, 2016


We’ve moved to a new location!

50 Rockwell Road

Newington, CT 06111