Chronicle of Social Change: “Transforming Foster Care in America – One Community at a Time”

Judy Cockerton greets me with a big grin, arms open wide.

Cockerton is the founder of the Treehouse Foundation, an organization seeking to impact child welfare practice and promote investment in the nation’s foster and adopted youth through the development of effective programs and practices.

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Recent features
Legislative breakfast celebrates Treehouse Foundation’s foster care success

Legislative breakfast celebrates Treehouse Foundation’s foster care success

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.

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Bridging Health, Housing, and Generations

Bridging Health, Housing, and Generations

Treehouse was described as an exemplary model of innovative intergenerational housing by researchers at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies in their report titled, “Bridging Health, Housing, and Generations: What the United States Might Learn From Germany’s Intentional Multigenerational Housing Demonstrations.”

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NYT: When the Neighbors Are All Older, Too

NYT: When the Neighbors Are All Older, Too

Kathy Fitts loved her roomy house in suburban Atlanta. But after her children moved out, and the pandemic exacerbated the isolation she often felt as a divorced woman, she left for Latitude Margaritaville, a Jimmy Buffett-themed housing development in Daytona Beach, Fla., for those “55 and better.”

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Be Bold. Be Inspired. Be Generous.

Treehouse is Intergenerational Goodness.

When you give to the Treehouse you help bring lifelong family and supportive community connections to children and young people who have experienced foster care.

Your gift also enhances lives with the healing power of arts, music, learning, play, tutoring, love, life skills, mentoring, and leadership development.