Therapeutic/Intensive Foster Care
Helping A Child Find His Voice
Sam spent most of his young life in Liberia. After coming to the U.S. , he had difficulty transition-ing . He had no schooling and trouble communicating. Sam had been with a state foster parent, who could no longer provide a home for him. That is when Tammy stepped in.
Tammy had been a foster parent with Devereux for several years. She knew about Sam’s case and offered to be a resource for him. Tammy found a way to under-stand Sam even when he couldn’t communicate his own needs. Tammy made him feel comforta-ble and safe, and he learned to adjust to his surroundings. Over time, Sam made great progress with his use of the English language and his studies.
Tammy and her family made the difference in Sam’s life. They helped him find his voice, and he will always be extremely grateful for that.
Rescuing A Child
Alex lost her parents at a very young age and she, herself, was wheelchair bound. Her grand-mother found her difficult to care for. When Alex was 10 years old, her grandmother brought her to the local office of the Depart-ment of Children and Families (DCF) and never returned. That day, DCF called Devereux to request an emergency place-ment.
Devereux contacted one of their foster parents, Janet, who agreed to take Alex in that very evening. The plan was for a two-week stay while they determined if this home was a good fit , both for Alex and for Janet’s family.
Weeks turned into months. Janet and Alex bonded almost immedi-ately and neither wanted the placement to end.
Janet’s neighbors were very welcoming as well. They helped build a wheelchair ramp with Janet’s family and were supportive of Alex and her needs.
... 18 years later, Alex is a college and law school graduate. She is able to live on her own but visits Janet often . . . that is, when she is not traveling or planning her next sky diving adventure.
(508) 829-6769 or (877) 466-3305 (toll free)
Kathleen McCarrick, Regional Manager
(413) 734-2493 or (866) 342-6814
Karen Richardson, Regional Manager
(781) 939-3192 or (866) 334-3879
Miryan Diaz Yacovone, Regional Manager
Danielle Imbornone-Gallagher, Regional Manager
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