At Hutton, we recognize that a child cannot be effectively cared for apart from their family. It is our belief that a child may need to be removed from the home, but in most cases should not be removed from family relationships. Despite the reasons for an alternative home placement at Hutton, many of our children have strong attachments to their parents, caregivers or extended family. It is our mission in serving the child to maintain those parent-child attachments, when appropriate, through consistent parent engagement. Our case manager maintains strong connections with parents and promotes parent-child relationships through consistent visitation ranging from monthly supervised day visits to home visits scheduled every other weekend. Additionally, holiday and summer extended visits are scheduled to support special family events. In many cases, we serve as permanency partners with the parents in the care of their child. We can be a secondary family!
We aren’t just a place to live, but rather a neighborhood of care, providing opportunities for growth and development for children residing with us. Stay connected and see what’s going on at Hutton Settlement!