From the Associates Council: Wonderland Supports CAS Foster Care Programs
Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit the foster care programs, which provides care to over 500 young people, ranging from ages 0 to 21, each year. The Children's Aid Society foster care program draws on its 160+ history of helping abused and neglected children by placing them in families that can provide care and support.
“Children's Aid Society is so excited that the foster care programs will benefit from this event,” said Jane Golden, Vice President of Child Welfare and Family Services. “We look forward to partnering with the Associates Council to help us enhance the services we provide to children, youth and families involved with the foster care system – safe, stable home environments and the promise of a bright future.”
Each year, Children's Aid Society foster care programs monitor over 300 family foster homes and facilitate the adoption of approximately 90 children/youth who cannot return to their birth families. Children’s Aid also has two specialized foster care programs – the Treatment Family Foster Care and Medical Foster Care. These programs serve youth with special emotional and psychiatric needs and medically fragile/chronically ill children, respectively. In the past ten years, the Children's Aid Society has also developed new and innovative service models for meeting the specialized needs of adolescents in foster care by creating a Teen Foster Care unit.
By joining us for Wonderland, you will help enhance these Children's Aid Society foster care programs and improve the lives of children in our neediest New York City communities.
We hope to see you on April 24. Buy tickets today!
--Ali Rotondo, Co-Chair, Marketing Committee