01/03/2022 NBC Boston reports on urgent need for foster families


At the beginning of the pandemic, we had 238 families who cared for children and adolescents in need of foster care. By November of this year, due to pandemic-related attrition, we were down to 194 families—but the need remains as great as ever.

In this news feature, Latoyia Edwards of NBC10 Boston speaks with 26-year old Yneishka Medina, who credits her HopeWell foster mom Judy for giving her the love and support she needed to pursue the life she has today.

Edwards also spoke with HopeWell foster mom Mari Gonzales and HopeWell President and CEO Shaheer Mustafa, both of whom share that opening your home to children and adolescents in need of love and care will change your life for the better.

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