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Who We Serve

The Pieces of Home Backpack Project was implemented at Boston Medical Center to serve children who are in the first phase of foster care, an emergency removal from an unsafe situation. The children are brought to the hospital by police officers, emergency medical technicians, or family members.

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"It's such a HUGE help for me, so that I am not rifling through my 12 year old son's outgrown clothes at 2 am in the attic, looking for a size 5 pair of PJ's. The kids LOVE the backpacks..."


News and Press

Boston Medical Center Program Provides Children With Pieces of Home (11/2/2009)

When a nurse worries for a pediatric patient’s well-being and alerts the Department of Family Services, it’s a difficult situation for everyone involved. Not only can the child not return home to get his or her belongings, but the child also is put in a new home with few personal effects. 
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