Building resiliency and generations of healthy relationships

On any given day in America, nearly a half million children are in foster care. For children who suffer from substance exposure or severe trauma a foster home provides safety. But foster care is not always the best solution for vulnerable children.

The act of removing children from their families and familiar homes creates emotional distress and long-lasting traumas that should be avoided whenever possible. The goal in child welfare should be to make sure that children who do not need to be in foster care are not in foster care.

Our years of professional and personal experience prove that some vulnerable children are better served by remaining in their homes. The ideal for many of these children is for them to remain safe in the home they know while their parents receive the community services and support they need to raise a family successfully.

We also work with birth families to improve physical and emotional safety so that children currently in foster care can be reunited with their parents. If that reunification is not possible, we work to find other safe, loving and permanent families for them as quickly as possible.

Our Vision, building generations of resilient families, directs MADA’s innovative efforts:

  • Improve Family Well-Being: Ensure that families caring for children exposed to trauma and substance abuse have opportunity for high quality, specialized services and have access to professional treatment and ongoing care when they need it.
  • Insure Safe and Permanent Connections: Support permanent connections with a least one committed person who provides safety, stability and security.
  • Promote Self-Sufficiency: Aid in individuals’ growth to manage their own affairs and provide for themselves and their families.