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. Read more.
For over 100 years, CHSA's member agencies have helped meet the needs America's most vulnerable individuals. We've compiled just a few stories that showcase the incredible children and families our agencies serve - and the compassionate, best practice, and high-quality care demonstrated by Children's Home Societies across the country. If you work at or have received services from a CHSW member agency and have a story to share, tell us about it!
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. Read more.
Jess was 21 years old when she found out she was pregnant. She was a single, full-time college with no real plans for her future. After weighing her options, she and her ex-boyfriend decided to pursue adoption for their child. Through the support of Children's Home Society and Family Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jess created a plan for open adoption. Read more.
Anthony Godoy spent his childhood in Southern California until a destructive home environment brought him 950 miles north to Children's Home Society of Washington's Cobb Center for Youth in Seattle. He was 8 years old. Under the protective and supportive guidance of counselors at the Center, Anthony started to feel safe again. Read more.
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. Read more.