Chris was separated from his family when he was young and moved from foster home to foster home before ending up at Plummer. He rarely saw his family while in foster care, making it difficult to feel connected. But he missed them every day. Chris’s Plummer team sought out and intensely engaged all the important people in his life: his mother, his sisters, his former foster parents, and a former teacher. Now, Chris has a family guiding and supporting him as he becomes an adult. With their support, he graduated high school, secured an internship as a mechanic, and recently bought his first car.
Chris played an integral role on the Facilities Committee helping to design our new campus. His input and that of other residents was crucial. For example, Chris shared that when his sisters visit, there is no space to welcome them. Multiple spaces for family visits will welcome families on the new campus.
“I think the private visiting room… would encourage more visits. There will be a kitchen and a living room so you can cook a meal together or watch a show. It will feel more natural and homier,” says Chris.