February 21, 2018
Children in the child welfare system deserve to be treated like any other child and should be able to participate in normal, age-appropriate activities. Fewer than 50% of children in the foster care system participate in extracurricular activities. We are providing funds and assistance to this special population for summer camps and programs.
February 1, 2018
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August 23, 2017
Earlier this year, I wrote to you with an update about the challenges facing the child welfare system but also full of hope about new possibilities and opportunities for our children. I pledged then to "do more than ever before to make it right for our children in care" and I'm proud of the progress we have made towards that end. Read more...
May 28, 2017
Violethas lived with her 76 year old grandmother for 3 ½ years because her mother has unresolved mental health issues. Her GAL volunteer reached out to us because Violet is a straight A student and avid reader. She conducts experiments at home and calls her GAL to report the results to her. She is curious and energetic and the grandmother isn’t sure how she will keep up with her activ
April 28, 2017
Mara is a withdrawn fourth grader with the comprehension level of a first grader. Mike, her brother, is in first grade but isalso intellectually delayed. Both children were cared for by homeless parents with little stability for much of their young life. Mara makes animal noises when stressed and her therapist recommended a summer camp program with horseback riding, recreation, and arts and crafts