Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Forget Me Not Farm, Santa Rosa, CA

Good Cause:

For 20 years, Forget Me Not Farm, a division of the Sonoma County, CA Humane Society, has provided animal-assisted and horticultural therapeutic interventions to maltreated children. Under a grant awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services developed a program in which youth in foster care work with mentors to socialize and train animals at the Sonoma County Humane Society. The program provides foster youth who are aging out of care with opportunities to develop occupational and social skills necessary for a successful transition to adulthood.

Great Results:

Forget Me Not Farm's Mentoring Program: Helping Youth in Foster Care

Forget Me Not Farm’s Mentoring Program: Helping Youth in Foster Care

We are currently conducting a qualitative study of the program, including analyzing transcripts of interviews with 40 mentors and mentees. The results will be used to improve, expand, and replicate the program.

Learn more about our work with Forget Me Not Farm.

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