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Message From the CEO – December 2021

We’re so thankful for our support from the community. Without your help, we would not be able to continue offering life-changing programs and services. We’re looking forward to 2022!

Message From the CEO – November 2021

Thank you for standing by and praying for us. No matter how you celebrate this season, I hope and pray it’s filled with the same love, hope, peace, and comfort you’ve shown to so many in our community. May you find joy in the season, warmth in the cold, strength and support when needed, and the opportunity to pause and give thanks.

Happy Holidays,
Abby Drane

Message from the CEO – October 2021

As we approach the holidays, it’s important to acknowledge that the upcoming days aren’t a jolly time of cheer for everyone in our community. It’s difficult to find hope in the season when you’re a child who is being abused, or an adult worried about being evicted from your home.

Message from the CEO – September 2021

“We’re all in this together” still rings true more than 18 months later as we continue to battle COVID-19 and the ravaging effects on our communities. The people we care for have been very blessed to have you carrying the torch for our mission.

Message from the CEO – August 2021

This time last year we were talking about how much change that children and our other clients were undergoing because of the pandemic, such as depression, job loss, and a rise in substance misuse. Fast forward a year, and it’s hard to believe we’re still in the midst of a battle with the relentless COVID-19. I, like you, am very concerned that we find ourselves back here again.


From a Bellewood & Brooklawn foster parent upon the arrival of five siblings who had been separated after being removed from their home: “What makes it all worth it is when they tell me how happy they are to be together. I wish you could have seen them the day they came. The younger two came first, then a few hours later, the older three came. When the older children walked in and saw their younger siblings sitting in my living room, they yelled, one jumped in his older sister’s arms, the oldest boy started dancing and the baby, who was in my arms, started bouncing up and down. The children walked through the house and I showed them their bedrooms and they sang, ‘Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!’ Can you imagine how wonderful that made me feel? In their words, I feel ‘awesome!'”