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Meet Shannon Hague – Social Worker in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 28

Meet Shannon Hague – Social Worker in Massachusetts

Shannon Hague has been a social worker in Massachusetts for the past 13 years. During that time she has helped keep countless children safe. As far as Hague is concerned, social work has always been in her blood. Shannon’s mother was a social worker for   …Continue Reading Meet Shannon Hague – Social Worker in Massachusetts

Outpouring of Donations Make DCF Kids Christmas Wishes Come True Posted on Jan 13

Feeling the joy of the holidays is especially important for children receiving services from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Not all kids are able to spend Christmas with their biological families and being in need of DCF support can weigh heavily on families   …Continue Reading Outpouring of Donations Make DCF Kids Christmas Wishes Come True

Foster Parents are Lifelong Parents Posted on May 28

Foster Parents are Lifelong Parents

Growing up, Eleanor and Norman Herzig were accustomed to the constant hum of a household with eight or more children living under one roof. It was the noise of their childhood – they came from families of eight and 11 children respectively – and it   …Continue Reading Foster Parents are Lifelong Parents

HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital Posted on Nov 19

HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital

Health and Human Services Secretary Polanowicz tours the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital Maternity Suite to promote infant safe sleep practices to reduce risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), the leading cause of death among infants between the ages of one to 11 months and often   …Continue Reading HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital

May is National Foster Care Month Posted on May 29

May is National Foster Care Month

The thing about being a parent (of any kind) that has always frightened me is that it is the one job you are guaranteed to mess up. I had a rough go of it as a kid, and in reflection realized how important it was that I had people in my life that allowed me safe places to land in the midst of the chaos. I kept the idea of being a foster parent rolling around in the back of my head, despite my fear, because I wanted to offer the safe space to others that I found so vital. In 2009, I made the leap and started the process to become a foster parent.