If you’re a therapist and can offer one free hour of therapy a week to a current or former foster youth, join the A Home Within community!

A Home Within envisions a world in which every foster youth has a relationship with at least one consistent, caring adult. To meet that end, we provide open-ended, individual psychotherapy, free of charge, to current and former foster youth for as long as it takes. With chapters and clinicians throughout the country, we are the only national organization dedicated solely to meeting the emotional needs of foster youth. Clinicians are supported locally by local Consultation Group Leaders and Clinical Directors. The national AHW staff provides additional support, facilitates continuing education events, and provides opportunities to engage with the broader field. The therapy A Home Within’s volunteer clinicians provide is not mediated by the foster care system or limited by public funding constraints, making it a creative solution to a challenging problem.

"I feel very inspired by my experience working with like-minded clinicians at A Home Within, who share a belief in the importance of the mission of providing long term psychotherapy to foster youth. It is a wonderful feeling of community and shared purpose and I’m very honored to be involved in this work." —Ayelet Barkai, Clinical Director of Boston AHW Chapter



The heart of the organization, Volunteer Clinicians commit to taking on one client—pro bono—for as long as it takes.


Consultation Group Leaders are responsible for leading and maintaining regular group meetings where Clinicians can get support around their cases.


Clinical Directors provide clinical leadership within their local chapters.

Learn more about what it's like to be a Volunteer with A Home Within on our Volunteer FAQ page.

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“Thank you for doing such amazing work. I have had A Home Within therapist for over 10 years now and he has transformed my life. I would not be where I am today without him. I still have weekly sessions. I hope to one day be one of your volunteer therapists so I can give back even more.” —R., A Home Within Client