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Spirit of Family Honors Foster Couple

Each year, Boys Town Washington DC takes time to celebrate all families at its Spirit of Family event.

Hosted by the Foster Family Services program, the event celebrates the cohesiveness of the program’s foster families and biological families. In addition, the site takes time to recognize a foster couple in particular who has really made a difference in carrying out the Boys Town mission.

The recipients of the 2015 Spirit of Family award were Foster Parents Bruce and Tony Jones. Bruce and Tony Jones received the award for fostering a sibling group of six youth and actively involving the foster children’s biological family in all activities. The couple was honored in front of their peers from Foster Family Services, as well as staff from the Family Home Program and In-Home Family Services.

Ebony Lewis, Boys Town Washington DC Foster Family Services Recruiter/Trainer, said the event is a great way to not only honor a couple that has gone above and beyond to bridge the gap between their family and the foster child(ren)’s biological family, but also celebrate the Boys Town mission. She noted: “Each site has unique ways to carry out Father Flanagan’s mission and promoting the well-being of children in our programs.”

Congratulations again to Tony and Bruce Jones on winning this incredible honor and thank you to all employees who live the Boys Town mission every day.

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