The HOW team is super excited to be partnering with “The Home for Little Wanderers” as our Boston-based local charity in 2018! More details will come about how YOU – our HOW Community – can get involved onsite in supporting this amazing cause, but we want to share a bit about them.
Paige Oldaker with “The Home for Little Wanderers” shared who they are in her words: “We are the oldest child welfare agency in the country. Started initially by Abigail Adams, we have grown from an orphanage into a much larger organizations providing residencies, schools, and community-based programs to children and families in need. Each year we touch over 12,000 lives to ensure safety, security, and success. Providing mental, emotional, physical and behavioral supports to children is what we are most passionate about. We currently have over 25 different outreach programs, and have staff present in 90 Boston public Schools. We also recently have launched a Permanency initiative to heavily train our staff and foster parents to help us to identify forever homes for these wonderful kids. Our mission is to ensure the healthy behavioral, emotional, social and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances.”
You can check out more about this amazing cause below and by visiting their site: www.thehome.org
“The Home for Little Wanderers” provides a seamless continuum of vital programs and services for every stage of child and family development. For more than 200 years, we’ve earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to strengthen vulnerable families and keep children safe in their own communities, even when they don’t have family support.
Serving children and youth from birth to 22, The Home makes a positive impact on over 7,000 lives each year through a network of services including behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special education, adoption and foster care. In addition, a number of innovative programs provide specialized assistance to youth transitioning to adulthood from state systems of care.
We continuously measure the impact of our work to develop and enhance our programs. We never give up on children. And we don’t let children give up on themselves. By advocating on behalf of each and every one of them, we strengthen our families, our communities and our Commonwealth.
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