Fini Finds a Forever Family
The first four years of Fini's life were spent living in homeless shelters. When her mother abandoned her at a Department of Children and Families' office, it was evident Fini had been neglected and possibly abused. She only had eight words that she could speak. She didn't know how to sleep in a bed or use silverware. And every time she heard a siren, she would run and hide — a reminder of the homeless shelter next to a fire station where she once lived.
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Yawkey Foundation Makes an Extraordinary Gift
This is an exciting time for The Home's Third Century Campaign. We recently received a $2 million gift from the Yawkey Foundation — an extraordinary gift that brings us within $2.3 million of our goal! Construction has also begun on the new campus at Longview Farm, which will include building four new residences and a state-of-the-art special education school.
Wellness Initiative Addresses Obesity Epidemic
The Home takes steps to make kids in our care healthier
Almost 50% of youth currently living in The Home's therapeutic residential and group home programs score as obese or overweight. The children in our care face challenges that put them at greater risk than the general population, for example weight gain as a side effect of psychiatric medications or emotional eating triggered by traumatic events. The Home is committed to tackling this issue through an innovative wellness initiative.
Advocate of the Year Award
Brian Condron, The Home's Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Providers' Council Ruth M. Batson Advocate of the Year Award. This honor is a reflection of Brian’s dedicated efforts, as well as The Home’s commitment to advocating on behalf of children and families.
With a Little Help from our Friends
WCVB-TV, the 5th Annual "Anna's Walqueria" and Sugarman law firm are just a few examples of supporters who have recently made a difference for our kids.
86% of The Home’s clients were provided with services in homes, schools, and other community locations last year.
The Home's community-based programs have grown substantially over the last several years. Whenever possible, our goal is to keep vulnerable families together and children safe and in their own communities. From kitchen tables to school meetings, our clinicians meet children and their families in the setting that is most appropriate for their needs.