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Seaport World Trade Center,
Every year we celebrate the creative spirit of children at our annual gala fundraiser, Voices & Visions. This year, the theme is "Heroes," ranging from serious tales of real life warriors to fantastical depictions of fictional heroes.
Black Rock Country Club,
Now into its 18th year, Generous Masters is a great time for all golfing enthusiasts. Play 36 holes, meet old and new friends and relax at the end of the day with cocktails and dinner, all while supporting The Home!
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From the President
Part of The Home's 2011-2015 Strategic Plan involves a long-term approach to effectively managing the real estate that we use for our programs and services. As we have already announced, the Knight Children's Center (KCC) in Jamaica Plain has been sold and the program will relocate to the new facilities at Longview Farm in Walpole. Our goal is to have the children begin the new school year there in September.
Your Generosity at Work
Imagine having to keep your child indoors because your neighborhood is not a safe place to play. What if you lost your job and had to choose between buying groceries or heating your home? Thanks to your support, The Home is able to maintain a pool of money known as Flex Funds to help families in situations like these.
Giving Kids a Chance in the World
Board Member Steve Pemberton's new book reminds us that anything is possible
Steve Pemberton's inspiring story serves as an example, not only for children in The Home's care, or anyone who has ever faced adversity, but for all of us. His autobiography, A Chance in the World, chronicles his harrowing journey growing up as a foster child in New Bedford and determined search for his family as an adult.
Healing through Songwriting and Music
Most people would be intimidated to sing in front of a crowd of 500. At the Hot Stove Cool Music concert, a group of young people from The Home's Young Adult Resource Network (YARN) not only overcame their nerves, but wowed and inspired the audience with their performance of "Be You," a song they wrote themselves with the help of musician Robin Lane.
Major mental illness can begin as early as 7 years old, and factors that predict mental health problems can be identified and effectively treated in the early years from ages 1 to 5.
The Home’s Preschool Outreach Program (POP) does this vital work at 50 different Early Childhood sites in and around Boston, providing consultation, therapy, workshops for teachers and families, trainings and in-classroom support for educators. The number of children treated by POP has increased 25% over the last 12 months and our 11 clinicians and 4 interns now have a combined caseload of 375!