Being the founder of SAFY in 1984 and after having read the article on SAFY’s 27th anniversary, I would like to sincerely congratulate the present staff on maintaining the high level of services delivery that was the cornerstone of our creation. Quality was our hallmark as we were the first COA accredited treatment foster care agency in America and were instrumental in the first national conference in TFC and were a founding member of the North American Treatment Foster Care Association.
My successor Dru Ann Whitaker also deserves much credit for maintaining this superb treatment agency over the last 11 years.
What the article did not highlight enough were the dedicated and caring professional foster parents that have been the cornerstone of our treatment delivery service and the “glue” that held this agency together. My sincere congratulations to them and to all others who have made SAFY one of the nation’s premier agencies.
Bruce C. Maag