I am so excited and megga proud to announce that on April 20th I ran 26.2 miles in the Boston Marathon for The Plummer Home in Salem, MA! This is something I had aspired to accomplish since I was a child, now not only have I fulfilled a life long dream, but more importantly, I'm raising money for an amazing organization.
Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in social work and had the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing youth. Unfortunately the population of youth came from a variety of trying situations, one of which included bouncing from foster home to foster home, which is how I came to learn more about The Plummer Home and the work they do.
I was lucky and privileged enough to grow up with an extraordinarily loving family and unfortunately that is not the case for some. The Plummer Home works to provide a sense of permenancy to the youth who have been bounced around most of their lives and connect the youth with families, while helping them heal along the way. Everyone deserves a loving and caring support system, please consider donating to help The Plummer Home continue to work in making a difference.
Please read on below to learn more about The Plummer Home and how their programs assist at risk youth. Thank you so much for considering!
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Plummer Home serves young men and women who have been bouncing around the foster care system for years, or who are at risk of entering the system. We find them families, teach them skills and connect them with community.
Founded in 1855, the mission of Plummer Home is to provide adolescents innovative support and services, in a safe and nurturing environment, to build the relationships and skills necessary for successful adulthood.
Why we do it
Because annually, more than 23,000 youth who have been living in group care or foster care leave the child welfare system with no permanent family.
By age 24:
- Almost 4 in 10 will experience homelessness
- More than half will be unemployed
- 2/3 of the girls will become pregnant
How we do it
Our holistic Model of Care is focused on:
- Finding kids permanent families
- Preparing kids with skills, and
- Connecting them with their communities
Where we do it
- Group Home for 12 boys between 13 and 18 years old.
- Supported Apartment for young men ages 16–22. On same premises as Group Home.
- Community-based 1-bedroom apartments for young men or women who turned 18 while in group care or foster care.
- Foster Care for girls and boys birth to age 22, though we prefer to work with older youth.
- On Point Teen Resource Center for youth at risk of being removed from their families for having minor brushes with the law. Also serves neighborhood youth.
Learn more at: www.plummerhome.org