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Review for Seamen's Society For Children And Families, Staten Island, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a new board member of Seamen's Society but have volunteered in the medical department of the agency for over 2 years. I have been impressed with the dedication of the staff and their commitment to the well being of the children. The staff works closely with the foster parents to help provide optimum medical care for the children by addressing medical concerns, help foster parents provide the needed medical care and assist foster and biological parents understand the medical issues the children face.

The agency is not only provides foster care for at risk children but has programs designed to teach life skills and promote education. The scholarship program sponsored by the agency is especially inspiring. Children formerly in foster care have graduated from college and return to the agency to share their successes with others.

In addition the agency has several programs designed to prevent at risk children from entering the foster care system.

Children in the foster care system can be at risk for mental health . issues. The agency offers psychological services for the children and their families thereby strengthening the ability of the children and families to meet the challenges they face.

The work this agency does to provide care for vulnerable children is a great service to our community. The strains on at risk families in this economic time are great. The agency provides support and tangible assistance through their many programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by working with the medical staff for over 2 years in a volunteer capacity

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see in house medical care provided

Role:  Volunteer & I am a retired Advanced Practice Nurse who has volunteered in the medical department for 2 years.