Therapeutic/Intensive Foster Care
Every child deserves a family.
Helping A Child Find His Voice
Sam spent most of his young life in Liberia. After coming to the U.S., he had difficulty transitioning. 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 understand Sam, even when he could not communicate his own needs. Tammy made him feel comfortable 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 grandmother had difficulty caring for her. When Alex was 10 years old, her grandmother took her to the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and never returned. That day, DCF called Devereux to request an emergency placement.
Devereux contacted one of its foster parents, Janet, who agreed to care for Alex . The originally plan was for Alex to stay with Janet for two weeks to determine if the home was a good fit. Weeks turned into months. Janet and Alex bonded almost immediately, 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.
Eighteen 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.
(877) 466-3305 (toll free)
Claire Sullivan, Regional Director
(413) 734-2493 or (866) 342-6814
Christine Tomlin, Regional Director
(781) 939-3192 or (866) 334-3879
Miryan Diaz Yacovone, Regional Director
Danielle Imbornone-Gallagher, Regional Director
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