We are proud to work with child welfare organizations and agencies all over the country to strengthen the importance of finding a forever family for every young person in state care. Here is what a few had to say about our program:

“The Permanency Training and Consultation by Plummer Youth Promise has been an invaluable resource as we sharpen our focus on achieving the only discharge outcome that we know leads to long term success for our clients: connection to a permanent family. Staff at all levels of the organization learn the critical role they play in bringing together individuals who care about a child…. “Every child deserves a family” has become a mantra in our work.”

– Michael Semel, Ph.D., Senior Director of Residential Services, The Home for Little Wanderers


  “The national Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)… has highlighted Plummer’s work in national training programs, and used their expertise to inform documents on permanency. The Plummer Youth Promise permanency team is an excellent resource for any program wanting to focus on this critical area that correlates to successful long-term outcomes for youth and families touched by residential interventions.”

– Beth Caldwell, Building Bridges Director


Organizations that have drawn on our expertise include:

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation in partnership with public child welfare agencies in Delaware; Mecklenburg County, NC and Rhode Island
  • The Home for Little Wanderers (MA)
  • Casey Family Programs in partnership with public child welfare agencies in Sand Diego County, CA; New Orleans, LA; New Hampshire: Indiana; Maine; Montgomery County, MD; Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties, PA
  • CT Department of Children and Families
  • Kids Insight
  • Building Bridges Initiative
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau, Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for States
  • Social Solutions
  • Association of Children’s Residential Centers
  • Treehouse Foundation/Treehouse Community Replication Sites
  • Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies