Encompass In Action

Encompass In Action

Encompass: Community and Collaboration for Foster Families is a new, innovative foster parent support model in the Greater Worcester Area led by MSPCC and a diverse leadership team of professionals and child welfare organizations. Check out the posts below to meet our team and take a deeper dive into our program and come back soon to learn more! 

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Gay Toomy and Billye Auclair

“Gay Toomy and Billye Auclair are two volunteers with MSPCC’s Encompass: Community and Collaboration for Foster Parents, a pilot program for foster families in Central Massachusetts. Gay and Billye work together supporting one family, providing a range of services like meal delivery and regular tutoring for ‘three little busy boys’…” [READ]

     
 

Trauma Coach Spotlight: Jill Cummings

“Jill Cummings is a trauma coach with MSPCC’s Encompass: Community and Collaboration for Foster Parents, a pilot program for foster families in the Greater Worcester Area. As a trauma coach, Jill meets with foster parents in Worcester weekly to understand how trauma affects their children and to make sense of their children’s behaviors and feelings…” [READ]

 

Encompass in the News
“Encompass” Program to Support Foster Parents Launches in Worcester | Central Mass Town Square
 
“Sarah Ahola was given little notice when the two pre-teen sisters she agreed to foster arrived at her home one Friday afternoon. She also didn’t have size-appropriate beds to accommodate the girls…” [READ]
 

Daily Breaking | WCCA TV 194

Mary McGeown, MSPCC Executive Director, discusses an interesting, vital new program in the Greater Worcester area to support foster parents – caregivers who are critical to our child welfare system, and yet often misunderstood.  [WATCH]
 
 

Encompass program offers support system for Worcester area foster parents | Worcester Magazine

“For Sarah Ahola, it was a Friday when she got the call that two girls would be arriving at her place at 5 p.m. Though this was her second foster placement…” [READ]

         

 

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