Andy was a sad and angry 4-year-old boy with uncontrollable behavior when he was referred to The Children's Home Society of New Jersey for counseling. Most of his life had been spent in a series of foster care programs of other agencies. Through the counseling he received as a young child, Andy is well on his way to a bright future.
Johanna and Jeramy's Story
Johanna Santiago wants what all caring parents want for their children - to provide her son with whatever he needs to be safe and healthy with a future filled with promise. And she is determined to make that happen. But Johanna's life wasn't always so focused.
After a traumatic home experience involving domestic abuse, young Michael and his four siblings were removed from home and taken immediately to the Crisis Nursery operated by Children's Home + Aid in Bloomington, Illinois. There, they received the support and resources they needed to cope with their situation to ultimately move them towards a safe, permanent setting.
Thanks to child welfare leaders, university researchers, philanthropists,
policymakers and experts who attended the third institute in the series,
"Wicked Problems of Child Welfare & Their Incomplete Solutions," in
Washington, D.C. in February.
Online home furnishings retailer Hayneedle donated thousands of blankets to families impacted by Hurricane Sandy through the Children's Home Society of New Jersey, a member of Children's Home Society of America. Learn more here.
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