How Pathways to Permanency Program Can Help

“It’s amazing what consistency and a safe environment can do. When kids have that, they can thrive.” This is a quote from Beth Thompson, who knows first-hand how to help children who have experienced trauma. Three years ago, Beth and her husband Dan decided to foster three children, who they recently adopted. JRI's Pathways to Permanency program was able to provide them with support and coaching to help the family with the transition.

For more information about this program, please contact Rona Sandberg at 617-232-1303 ext. 2023 or

Read the article, Modern Family: A profile for Foster Care Awareness Month, in the Wilmington Town Crier.


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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.