OUR MISSION IS TO HELP CHILDREN HEAL FROM TRAUMA BY STRENGTHENING THEIR FAMILIES.
do whatever it takes to equip families with tools to overcome trauma and thrive together.
Core Values Make Us Who We Are
Faith is the foundation for all our core values.
Own the part you play.
Commit to do whatever it takes.
Go the extra mile.
Operate with a growth mentality.
Shows up with authenticity.
Adhere to honest practice.
Use candor with kindness.
Be an active listener.
Seek what is important to the speaker.
Resources with multiplication in mind.
Act as one in charge of God’s resurces.
5C Connection Framework
We approach each situation with our 5C Connection Framework; clinical research, compassion, collaboration, creativity, and most importantly community. By connecting families with the right combination of resources, we have witnessed miraculous outcomes when our licensed,
trauma-informed practitioners intercede by exhausting every resource at their
disposal until our families have a workable plan to follow.
View Our Impact Report
Children who have suffered maltreatment live in the aftermath of loss and grief. Whether abuse, neglect or abandonment, this trauma actually impacts brain development and how a child relates to the world around him. Often, these children are separated from their first family and placed in an unfamiliar family. Sometimes, they are placed with relatives who have to transition to a parental role.
Frequently children end up living in their fear brain and acting out. Their behaviors can be very difficult and confusing to the adults trying to love them.
Our care team not only addresses how to help the children heal, but we equip caregivers with everything the whole family needs to be on a path of healing together.
National statistics show us...
›› up to 25% of all
adoptive families fail.
›› up to 50% of all
foster placements disrupt.
›› up to 19% of all
kinship reunifications fail.
*SOURCED FROM CHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY & P. CHAMBERLAIN & CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
Who We Serve
Chosen’s telehealth model provides mental and behavioral health services to families impacted by the child welfare system.
Birth parents who are reunified with their children are trying their best to reconnect with their children and stabilize their homes. Chosen gives reunified families the tools they need to heal together.
Often, kinship caregivers do not expect to be in this position. When a grandparent or extended family member welcomes a child into their home, Chosen provides resources to help navigate the situation.
Fostering begins with a big heart, but it can be overwhelming. When stressful behaviors emerge in children, foster parents may find themselves wanting to give up. Chosen is here to help you persevere.
Trauma occurs when a child is separated from their birth parents. Adoptive parents may struggle with addressing trauma and attaching to the child. Chosen can help you find connection and healing.
Chosen was conceived in the heart of our founder, Jenni Lord, at the start line of a half-marathon. She had the thought that she needed to be running for something bigger than herself. Passionate about vulnerable children, Chosen originally began as a race event to supplement adoption funds under a national nonprofit.
Soon, the team recognized much deeper familial needs to help children heal and have permanency. Chosen restructured as an independent nonprofit in 2016 and updated its mission to focus on children healing from trauma by strengthening their families.
Idea for Chosen conceived.
First race begins & nets $100k for adoption funds.
Pivotal question: How can we better serve families?
Developed strategic plan to shift service model.
Restructured and launched pilot for 50 clients.
1,726 clients served and established an external training program.
Want to learn more about our services?
Chosen’s telehealth model provides mental and behavioral health services
to families impacted by the child welfare system.