Healing Pinocchio

In 2021, eight-year-old Noah came into my life after his release from a psychiatric hospital. His prospective adoptive parents had sent him to the hospital after only two weeks in their home. So, on a gloomy Saturday afternoon, a slender boy with large, fearful, empty eyes waited in the lobby of the psychiatric hospital for yet another stranger to pick him up.

Keeping Families Together: Addressing Needs of Relative Caregivers

In this episode, Dr. Valerie Jackson shares how Monarch Family Services got started as a child placing agency providing specialized support for biological families and kinship (relative) caregivers. We discuss how the needs of kinship families (relative caregivers) differ from typical foster families and why additional support is needed to keep these families intact.

Monarch Family Services Kinship Programs​

Monarch Family Services compassionately and professionally delivers services to improve the lives of children and to strengthen families. Our agency is family-focused because we recognize every child and family has a unique path toward healing. MFS provides integrated and comprehensive services across family service spectrum.

“Kin First” Child Placement Agency

Monarch Family Services is a “Kin First” Child Placement Agency that provides specialized services to assist relatives with being verified as a temporary or permanent caregivers for children who are in the custody of CPS. We also offer supportive services during the placement process as well as after permanency is established.