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Child Welfare

Faith-Based Movement to ‘Host’ Children of Struggling Families Hits Opposition in New York

In the summer of 2012, Corisma Gillespie hit a crisis point. Pregnant with her second child, the 20-year-old from the west side of Chicago had lost her job at McDonald’s. Her car was impounded, and […]

Child Welfare

Home Visitors Left to Check on Parents from Afar

Ebony Middlebrook has spent a decade dropping by the homes of Los Angeles newborns and their families as a “home visitor” for Welcome Baby, a free program that coaches moms and dads on issues like […]

Child Welfare

Family Visits Are an Essential Service for Youth in Foster Care

In these challenging times when social distancing is required for public safety, how can we make it safe for children in foster care to have critical time with their birth families? Family time is an important […]