We speak the truth on behalf of children, no matter how difficult it is to hear.
We are champions of their best interests. We advocate for the rights and dignity of children in and aging-out of foster care. We recognize the whole child, and commit to changing the course of their lives. Their future and our community’s legacy depend on it.
The Children's Union
Our policy advocacy arm works with state officials, policy makers and other advocacy groups to improve the Commonwealth’s child welfare system.
Spring 2021 CASA Trainings
Friends of Children is always looking for volunteers and will be holding its next training in the spring.
This training is conducted for all volunteers who have completed the initial CASA screening process, including filling out an application.
If you are interested, please contact Debi Belkin, CASA Director.
Looking for support?
Our programs can help you or a child you know that is currently in foster care or aging out with basic needs like food and health care, or with educational and personal growth opportunities.
It takes a village!
We know this important work cannot be done without contributions from our entire community.
Just a simple donation of school supplies or clothing can go a long way to improving a young person's day.
Are you a compassionate listener? Or someone with valuable skills to pass along to young people? Children need reliable advocates and mentors to help them navigate challenges and develop the confidence to become independent.
Maybe you have experience in marketing, social media, photography, videography, or events coordination? So much goes on behind the scenes, and we may have a great fit for you!
Perhaps a financial gift is the best way for you to make an impact? We have multiple options to help you support our work.