Forestdale has been a part of the community for over 166 years, serving families in deep need of compassion and justice. We condemn the senseless killing of people of color and the systemic inequalities that maintain the status quo. We have seen first-hand the intergenerational impact of racism and intolerance on the families we serve. Only with intense introspection, work, and understanding can these patterns be broken. Only when we have real justice and equality will the deep scars of trauma be healed – scars that have damaged men, women, and children since before our country’s founding. We continue to fulfill our mission of ensuring that children & families have the fundamental assets needed to thrive. Forestdale remains committed to a more equitable present and future for all.