June 2014 Philanthropy
Friends of Children
Friends of Children (FOC) is a local non-profit organization that works with vulnerable children in Western Massachusetts. Dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected, and other at-risk children and youth, FOC advocates for effective services and policies for children in the state system. As the region’s independent child advocacy agency, FOC speaks up for a child’s best interest only.
FOC's small professional staff and cadre of trained volunteers work every day to ensure our most vulnerable children are cared for, heard, and supported as they slowly heal from the trauma they have experienced and try to find their way “home.”
In its 25 year history, over 10,000 of our region’s youth have been served by Friends of Children’s dedicated advocacy.
Speaking the truth…because it shouldn’t hurt to be a child
Action….because every child deserves a champion
Change…because we believe in a child’s best future.