As the region’s first line of defense for children and youth who
have been removed from their homes, CRH is committed to breaking
the cycle of abuse and to changing the lives of abused children
and their families.
Many returned multiple times throughout their childhood and the
bonds they formed with both CRH staff and other youth were
significant. Our CRH “alumni” are all part of our Children’s
Receiving Home family and they have great potential to affect
change in policy and procedures, mentor today’s foster kids and,
in the process, improve overall outcomes for children.
The involvement of our community is essential to our ability
to serve the children in need of our care. We rely
on community support of all types, but first and foremost,
dollars help. It is these
contributions that provide the most flexibility to
fulfill the needs of the 1,200 children we serve each year.
President Nixon was in the White House, the average monthly rent
was $165 and a gallon of gas was .55 cents. The year was 1972 and
Mary Gorman, young single mom and former “flower child” had just
accepted a position at the Children’s Receiving Home of
Sacramento for $2.00 per hour. 40 years later and having cared
for literally thousands of children, Mary embodies everything
Children’s Receiving Home strives to represent. Abused children
are soothed by her confident calm tone of voice.