About Our Group Home on Winter Island
Through the course of a year, 24 youth between the ages of 13 and 18, referred by the Department of Children and Families, reside at the Plummer Group Home. While in the Group Home, youth:
- Attend school in the community
- Participate in extracurricular activities
- Do chores around the house
- Hold down a job nearby, for those who are old enough
At Plummer Youth Promise, we believe kids truly want to succeed, and we know that foster youth – like their peers – need caring adult support to build the skills for success. Each young person helps to develop their own goals and steps for getting there, which may include individual therapy to process past traumas and group classes that focus on coping skills and conflict resolution. Together, we continue to work toward finding permanent family relationships.
Youth Experiences at Discharge
Average days with Plummer
Average total days in care at discharge
Average number of placements at discharge
“ You have to have family. You have to have loved ones that love you”
– Gary, who was removed from his family at age 8 and ended up in Plummer’s Group Home at age 16. Gary went on to college, where he was elected Junior Class President and gave the commencement speech.