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We’re in the spotlight often for our work establishing Treehouse Easthampton, creating the future Treehouse Boston, and for bringing lived experience leaders in foster care to the fore.

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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Opinion: It’s time to re-envision foster care

Opinion: It’s time to re-envision foster care

“When a child goes into foster care, the government is looking after its greatest asset.”– Poet Lemn Sissay Or is it? Here in America, where the government spends $30 billion annually on foster care, nearly 25,000 young people “age out” of foster care every year...

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The Boston Globe Gallery: Fostering a Community

The Boston Globe Gallery: Fostering a Community

Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Tom in Easthampton, the Treehouse Community was founded to support families that take in foster children in the hopes of stopping the bounce through the system. Among the townhomes that house families who are fostering children, live...

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AARP Giving Back:  “Purpose Prize Winner: Judy Cockerton”

AARP Giving Back: “Purpose Prize Winner: Judy Cockerton”

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...

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Woman’s Day: “One Big Happy Family”

Woman’s Day: “One Big Happy Family”

This Massachusetts Community Is Working Together to Support a Village of Foster Kids.

A vibrant multigenerational community supports foster parents and kids—and gives seniors with wisdom and time to spare the chance to be part of a loving extended clan.

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