I just wanted to say thank you . . . I am so happy One Can Help paid for the beds we needed because I couldn’t. It was a long year without my boys but I have worked hard to become a better mother, and I also found an apartment without mold. My boys are still in foster care, but DCF has said they could start sleeping over once I have mattresses and beds. This help is greatly appreciated by not only myself but also both of my boys, who are so excited to be finally coming home.
Working as court-appointed attorneys and social workers, we see many families in court. People can be there for many reasons, but some of the parents are there because they have substance abuse issues which have impacted their ability to be good parents.
Sometimes we work with people who love their kids but just can’t get past their own problems to make necessary changes. It’s very sad when that happens. But when we work with a parent who really is doing everything possible to change and to be a better parent by becoming clean, by actively participating in mental heath and parenting counseling, by moving into a healthier and safer apartment, and by really making every effort to put her life back together, we want to help.
This is a thank you from a parent we helped. This mother is very proud of the changes she has made, and she is grateful for the support she got from the the court, DCF and her clinicians.
DCF was ready to have her kids start the process of returning home to her from foster care. But they were waiting until mom could buy them beds, which she was unable to afford.
So we bought them.
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One Can Help is a Massachusetts non-profit serving Middlesex County that helps the neediest court-involved children and families stay safe and have greater opportunities for success.
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