16 foster homes before the age of 7. Feelings of abandonment and instability leading to verbal and physical outbursts. Then finally, one foster family willing to work through a young girl’s trauma to make her biggest wish come true – a forever family.
All made possible because of your support.
Bruni’s story is one of hope — she could have just as easily fallen through the cracks of the foster care system. Her journey included hospitalizations and suspensions from school before she was transferred to Family & Children’s Agency (FCA)’s specialized foster care program. There, she received intensive clinical therapy, case management support, medication management, and community programming while we worked to pair her with a family who could best serve her needs.
FCA didn’t stop there. We also provided support to her foster family in the form of education and weekend respite care, so their needs were met too. Together, we created a stable and permanent environment, one in which Bruni would thrive.
Today, Bruni is 12, finally experiencing the permanence and stability she always desired. “I’m very grateful to be here,” shares Bruni.“FCA did a lot of things to help me grow in this house.”
Thank you for being part of Bruni’s story. Will you join us in changing more lives?
Yes, you are also part of FCA’s story. Your continued generosity means that we can help more children like Bruni. It means we can transform more lives to build a thriving community of empowered individuals and healthy families.
Our comprehensive services go beyond addressing immediate needs. They’re designed to touch every aspect of one’s life to ensure it is filled with promise and realized potential. From children and families to adults and senior citizens, we provide essential human services to build better lives and strengthen our community.
We couldn’t do it without you.
We support children through after-school and summer programming, foster care, and intensive psychiatric services — just like we were able to help Bruni. We build families through parenting education, family guidance, and adoption — just like we helped Bruni’s adoptive family.
We stabilize adults by providing mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and supportive housing services — so they can start a more stable next chapter of their lives. And for seniors, we provide homemakers, companions, and social work services — so they can age with dignity.
Our legacy spans more than 80 years, yet there’s still so much more we can do for our community.
Will you join us in changing more lives?
Please consider making a gift — every dollar goes directly to supporting families — like Bruni’s.
Robert F. Cashel
President & CEO
P.S. Our services are so vital to our community. Please give generously.
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