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WINDSOR, Conn. – Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) recently published the latest episode of The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast. In episode seven titled “Transforming Lives: The Journey of Foster Care,” CHR’s Nicole Crenshaw and Annelyse Cyr from the Functional Family Therapy-Foster Care (FFT-FC) program discuss the many ways foster care can transform the lives of children and teens, as well as the critical need for foster homes for teens.

CHR’s FFT-FC program provides support to families fostering youth with emotional or behavioral problems, helping to build safe and loving homes. CHR helps families develop specialized plans detailing long-term and short-term goals for each youth’s emotional, physical, developmental, and educational needs. The interview highlights the 24/7 support the program provides for parents and teens, including personalized family therapy and other effective tools.

“There’s a need nationwide for foster parents. I tell people to go into this with the intention of helping one child and we’ll support you every step of the way,” said Nicole Crenshaw, Family Recruitment Supervisor.

For more information about CHR’s Functional Family Therapy-Foster Care program, visit our website here or contact a recruiter at (860) 730-8727 or

About CHR: CHR is Connecticut’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, offering a broad range of services for people of all ages whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction, trauma, homelessness and more. Accredited by The Joint Commission, CHR was the first nonprofit in CT to meet all of the rigorous federal criteria as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic and has repeatedly been named among the Top Workplaces in the state. Learn more at

About The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast: The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast by Community Health Resources (CHR) centers around mental health, addiction services, and wellness strategies. By taking a candid and insightful look at real-life stories, the podcast inspires hope, reduces stigma, and empowers listeners to embrace a healthier, fuller life. Listen to experts, practitioners, and individuals affected by mental health and addiction issues share their experiences, advice, and resources. The podcast extends CHR’s mission to help adults, children, and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life. The Real Life, Real Hope Podcast episodes can be accessed via iTunes (Apple) podcasts, Spotify, RSS feed, and wherever you get your podcasts. All editions can also be found on CHR’s YouTube channel.

January 12, 2024
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