Bags to Belong: Helping Foster Kids
A sense of belonging improves motivation, health, and happiness and feeling that you belong can also help you cope with your emotions. Knowing this, Acadia decided to explore the Foster Care Community to learn how children in this system develop a sense of belonging. By talking to social workers Acadia discovered that many children in Foster Care do not own any possessions, which is an important factor in feeling like you belong. Acadia started a duffel bag program that provides children with essential and fun items that become their own.