March's Change for Change Recipient: Treehouse Foundation
Treehouse promotes public investment in our most vulnerable children. They inspire, implement and support innovative child welfare practices to ensure children who experience foster care find forever families and supportive communities empowering them to lead fulfilling, productive lives.
Treehouse has two major initiatives.
1. The inter-generational Treehouse Community is a planned neighborhood where adoptive families and their children, older youth, and elders invest in one another's health, dreams, and futures. Opened in 2006, this village's children find not just parents and a home, but also grandparents, playmates, and an entire neighborhood designed to help them grow up in a nurturing environment, heal, and succeed in life.
2. The Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America (REFCA) Movement launched in late 2010 and serves as a dynamic, collaborative model for regional investment in the success and well-being of children and families who experience foster care. Both the Treehouse Community and the REFCA Movement are inspiring regional and national collaborations that invest in the well-being of children.The inter-generational Treehouse Community is built around the concepts of belonging, thriving, connection, trust, and the opportunity to soar.