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