The Hero Effect Focuses on Foster Care

“Treehouse Foundation,” Airs on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 am EST or you can view the episode here.

The Treehouse Foundation highlights a community founded to ensure children who have experienced foster care find lifelong family relationships. Treehouse Foundation (Easthampton, MA) is re-envisioning foster care in America through intergenerational programs where children in foster care and the elderly come together to support one another, leading to fulfilling and productive lives. As founder and foster parent Judy Cockerton would attest, they need to know they’re not in the foster care system because they did something wrong. Many times older people age out themselves to live in senior housing where they feel isolated. With still so much to give, they offer valuable teachings to the kids. Together they form a loving community.