One Family: Big Difference

One Family: Big Difference

Donny* came into our care in January 2015 because his living conditions were unsafe, due to abuse and neglect. He had been diagnosed with several developmental disorders, which made his situation even more complex. However, thanks to a very special family who decided to open up their home (and their hearts) to him for the last 6 years, he has absolutely excelled.

Donny has participated in Mid-Michigan Industries (MMI) and worked two full days a week at a local factory. He has been able to create strong connection both at work and at home. Donny has worked hard to gain independent living skills and has drastically improved these over time. He attends the clubhouse every week where he is able to help around the building and practice these skills, such as paying bills, money management, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, etc.. Donny has reached a level where he can complete these tasks with redirection and minimal supervision. He has also worked to improve contact with his biological family and seeks to understand the history that led to his placement. We are so proud of what you have accomplished and all the things you can do, Donny!

How Much of a Difference Can You Make?

Kids, like Donny, need to be in a safe, caring, and supportive home. If you are interested in changing the entire world for one young person, talk to us about becoming a Foster Parent. Our Child Foster Care Program provides temporary, emergency, and long-term care for children ages 10 to 17, though we are licensed for birth to 17 years old. We accept referrals from Community mental Health Boards, Family or Trial Courts, the Department of Human Services, or Listening Ear’s Runaway & Homeless Youth Program. Our Foster Care Professionals will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process, provide training and 24/7 support. Please let us know if you’d like to learn more by contacting us by email at or by phone at (989)772-2918.

*Names have been changed.

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