Access Hollywood: Mariah Carey Helps Make NYC Foster Kids’ Dreams Come True

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Six children who are part of Children’s Aid foster care programs received a once-in-a-lifetime gift when they joined pop diva Mariah Carey for a holiday party.

Foster care remains a core service of The Children’s Aid Society, with a special focus on bringing evidence-based practices to our work. Building on the success of these

interventions, The Children's Aid Society has increased the use of Functional Family Therapy, and we have adopted a second proven model—Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy—to serve families in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn who petition Family Court for help supervising a teen who is disobeying guardians, engaging in dangerous behavior or not attending school. The success of these programs is clear: 81-96% of engaged youth remain with their families and out of placement; 85-88% stay in school or are working; and 70-83% avoid re-arrest. Read more about our foster care programs here.

Watch the Access Hollywood clip here.