A news story about a 5-month-old boy living in foster care who’d been kidnapped right out of his crib — never to be found — shook Judy Cockerton. Within months, Cockerton, her husband and their two children, ages 12 and 18, became a foster family to two sisters, ages 5 months and 17 months. But Cockerton wanted to do more — and she wanted to do it by helping others do more for foster care children.
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Treehouse Foundation along with Senator John Velis and Representative Dan Carey held a legislative breakfast for their colleagues.
Treehouse Foundation in Easthampton receives $2 million in ARPA funding
The goal was to celebrate the accomplishments of the foundation and to understand the effectiveness of the Treehouse’s intergenerational community model. The foundation works toward building communities for foster children where they can be guided by older adults who serve as role models.