· CSR believes that in strengthening families and individuals, we also strengthen communities. The agency has always sought out community partners to increase its capacity to serve its own clients and other community residents. CSR also extends its expertise, experience and resources to a number of other community and state agencies and serves as an advocate, technical advisor and mentor to community-based agencies throughout the Boston area.
· The essential rationale for collaborating is threefold: to best meet the needs of the children, families and individuals that we serve; to share and benefit from expertise, knowledge and resources that are available throughout the city; and to support other community-based organizations in order to have a stronger voice in shaping and setting policy, accessing funding and other resources, and advocating for the clients and communities that we serve.
Partnerships & Affiliations
Member of the Child Welfare League of America, Inc. (CWLA)
Member of the Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc. (BACW)
Affiliated agency of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay
· The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers
· The Massachusetts Association of Day Care Agencies
· The Children’s League of Massachusetts and the Special Needs Adoption Network
· The Pine Street Inn
· Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
- Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
- Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
- City of Boston, Continuum of Care Committee
· In addition to community partners and educational institutions, CSR continues its arrangements with a number of universities and colleges, including Simmons College, Northeastern University, Bridgewater State College, Harvard University, and Roxbury Community College, to sponsor such collaborative efforts as internship programs, student-consulting projects, and evaluation and monitoring of agency programs.
· All of these successful partnerships, and countless others, help to position CSR as a fruitful and effective partner in service delivery, advocacy, policy development and child welfare.
Finally, CSR is a certified corporation with the State Office of Minority and Women's Business Assistance (SOMWBA)
CSR holds state contracts with the following agencies: Department of Children and Families, Department of Transitional Assistance, Department of Early Education and Care, Department of Public Health, Department of Mental Retardation, Department of Mental Health. All of these successful partnerships help to position CSR as a fruitful and effective partner in human service delivery, advocacy, policy development and child welfare.