Donor

It’s so difficult identifying Organizations with so many, that deserve more attention. The work that Families Now is doing in support of Foster Children and Foster Parents deserve that attention. Thank you Families Now.

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Kim Stevens

Gail Johnson Vaughan has proven herself to be a visionary leader in child welfare practice. After 22 years directing a nationally-recognized adoption and adolescent permanency organization, she took the lead in a national movement to direct state and federal funding where it matters most – to ensuring that all youth leave care with a permanent […]

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Darla Henry PhD

Families NOW brings hope to youth who have given up on having a family. Focused on assuring that all permanency efforts connect youth and families, they have brought a successful fiscal and clinical methods to the child welfare field.

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MaryJane Ryan-Connelly

Gail is one of a kind in her unflagging commitment in finding forever families for youth. She has been blessed with an eloquence in spreading that word!

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Rita Soronen

There are no longer any excuses for children lingering in or aging out of foster care. Gail Johnson Vaughn, through Mission Focused Solutions, not only keenly understands that, but has leapt far outside conventional thinking by working to influence change in systems, to provide tools to break down financial barriers while driving budget reform, and […]

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Judy Nelson

Gail Johnson Vaughan is an outstanding and visionary leader. She sees possibilities in what others view as impossible, finding solutions hiding in plain sight. Gail has had a huge impact on improving permanency outcomes for those children least likely to achieve lifetime families. Tirelessly committed to opening the doors to permanent families for children in […]

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Jan Stohr

Gail’s vision and commitment to the belief that there are families for all children who wait has transformed the landscape for foster children. SAS achieves results by focusing on changing government systems.  It’s hard work bucking entrenched policies and beliefs and takes a committed leader who does not accept the warehousing of children.   

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Darrell Steinberg

Renowned for her superb ability to forge solutions to the challenges that face the child welfare community, Gail Johnson refused to passively participate in a system that allowed California’s most fragile and vulnerable children to languish in a broken foster care system.

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Jill Jacobs

Gail Johnson has been a tireless advocate and champion for permanency for all children and youth in foster care, but particularly for older youth. She has been instrumental in the development of systems and programs to achieve permanency for youth and for breaking through barriers to permanency. Gail is persistent and relentless in her pursuit!

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