Being 'home for the holidays' takes on new meaning
for a family who is finally together again. The young parents
(who grew up in foster care themselves) successfully completed substance abuse treatment and their children just
returned home after spending four months in foster care.
Everyone was thrilled! Except the children were sharing a couch.
The family was unable to afford two beds.
It is not easy to get donated furniture these days because of the pandemic and mattresses should be new because of bedbugs.
Thank you for paying for the beds the two children needed.
By quickly providing missing needs, you improve difficult lives and make better futures possible.
One child at a time. One need at a time. Right now.
We wish you a happy holiday season.
Thank you for standing with our most vulnerable.
"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
When front-line juvenile court attorneys or social workers see that a critical resource is needed that could truly benefit a child, they apply to One Can Help for individualized assistance
(which can often be provided in just 1-2 days) across MA.
This assistance reduces the need for foster care and shelter placements, and prevents unnecessary state intervention
when poverty barriers are what stands in the way of progress.
Professionals explain why this matters here.
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