Inside Foster Home Recruitment in America’s Biggest Cities
One hot summer day, Vielka Griffith walked down the stairs of her Brooklyn home to find her new foster daughter slumped on the couch. Despite the intense heat, the 15-year-old was wrapped in a terry-cloth robe, hands in her pockets.
How New York City Can Help Foster Youth Build a Brighter Future
Adolescence is difficult for all of us — awkward physical and emotional changes, confusing relationships with peers and adults, sudden urges to press for independence. We are sampling new identities as we create our own.
Pioneering Parent Advocate Group Loses Another Director, Future in Flux
Joyce McMillan, driving force of New York City’s Child Welfare Organizing Project, known as CWOP, resigned from the organization this week. McMillan, who began leading the nonprofit as program director in February 2016 and helped author the foster care task force report released earlier this year for New York City Council, told The Imprint she’ll be opening a for-profit entity called Credible Messenger Consulting.