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Pride Month: Welcoming Safe, Affirming Foster Parents

DABSJ Shines Spotlight on Need for Safe and Affirming Homes for LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care, Welcomes LGBTQ+ Foster Parents ...
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DABSJ Initiates Public Search for New President & CEO

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s announces the commencement of a public search for its new President & CEO. Founded in ...
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DABSJ Expands Child Psychiatric Services to General Public

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Expands Child Psychiatric Services to General Public GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – D.A. Blodgett – St. ...
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Independent, But Not Alone 

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It’s Family Time

A SHIFT CHANGING LIVES IN FOSTER CARE  Jayden is sitting with his mother, reading a book. He doesn’t know the ...
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DABSJ Redefines Independent Living with Campus-Based Program for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s, a leading provider of child welfare and human services in West ...
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DABSJ’s Larry Smith Named Protective Factors Trainer by Michigan Federation for Children and Families 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s, a leading provider of child welfare and human services in West ...
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Mary Muliett, President and CEO of DABSJ, Joins Family Promise National Board 

 D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s, a leading provider of child welfare and human services in West Michigan, proudly announces the ...
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Tribute and Blessing

DOMINICAN SISTERS BRING HISTORY TO LIFE IN NEW DABSJ SPACE “I was part of this!” In August, 96-year-old Sister Mary ...
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Announcing: The DABSJ Cookie Society

DABSJ’s newly launched monthly giving program is now the Cookie Society, inspired by a story from the organization’s past.  During ...
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Growing up DABSJ

With a confident smile and her children at her side, Deja Kirkland came to the podium. As a featured speaker ...
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Officially Together for Kids, DABSJ Unites as One in New Headquarters

“This is the building our children and families deserve.”   It took a long time to get here – especially ...
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D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s opens transformative $13.9 million headquarters facility as part of campus integration plan 

Oldest child welfare nonprofit in region aims to improve outcomes by creating a more efficient and effective environment for children and families
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The Best Joy You Can Experience: Teen Brothers Adopted Amid Pandemic

Jason and Kelly Noling both came from very big families. Their parents had multiple siblings, and there were always plenty ...
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How Therapy Changed Our Family | Julie and Marcus’ Story

Not long after I became a licensed foster parent I met a boy named Marcus and he stole my heart. ...
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Temporary in Our Home, Forever in Our Hearts

Stephanie and Rich truly had fostering in their heart. Rich’s parents were foster parents for nearly 40 years and fostered ...
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Giving a Legacy of Hope

Bob and Andie Rander know a few things about kids. They raised four boys and now have eight grandchildren. Andie ...
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Getting Started as a Foster Parent | Tips & Advice from our Current DABSJ Foster Parents

Choosing to become a foster parent is a life-changing decision. Not only for the family that becomes licensed but their ...
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DABSJ is inclusive and welcoming – from our team members, to the children we serve, to the families we license as foster parents. You could play a part in providing homes and hope for children who need a place to be themselves.