What we do to strengthen families:

  • Educate caregivers to care for children from hard places (TBRI)

  • Support families through the licensing process

  • Advocate for foster/adoptive families in our district

  • Advocate for vulnerable children and families in our state

  • Mentor youth

  • Provide resource family networks and support groups

  • Host relevant trainings for families and caregivers

  • Provide resources to foster/adoptive families and at-risk families

  • Support At-Risk families and support local prevention programs

  • Through our Compassion Closet, serve vulnerable children in York County

  • Through The Pass Along Project, deliver needed items to foster children.

  • and much more...



Foster/Adoptive Parents Night out

June 22 we gathered 27 families in Southern Maine for a night of rest and fellowship.  Beloved together with The Forgotten Initiative sponsored the fun FREE night for foster and adoptive families!


Community Events

In the Spring of 2017 we hosted a Bike Drive for youth in foster care in our community.  Local business' sponsored youth in Southern Maine and we were able to provide 33 new bikes and helmets to children who are currently in our states foster care system.  The event also was an opportunity for us to partner with the Maine Bike Coalition to teach youth about helmet and bike safety.  Children got to test out their new bikes on a bike course and left with goody bags generously donated by our local 4H group.



We currently have a team of 5 mentors who are serving our local community! To learn more about the mentoring project check out the link below.


Support Groups

For Foster/Adoptive Parents in Southern Maine we host a Support Group in Partnership with Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine.  The Group meets the third Wednesday of each month in Sanford.  Email us if you are interested in learning more...


The Compassion Closet

The Compassion Closet is located at 890 Main Street in Sanford Maine. This location provides Space for “The Pass Along Project” and for BeLoved to provide for the needs of vulnerable children in our community. The Compassion Closet is a 100% volunteer group and is at this time is open by appointment only. Item requests for both “The Pass Along Project” and The Compassion Closet can be found on our home page. If you have any question please email us at marie@belovedchildren.org.

(TBRI) Trust Based Relational Intervention

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. Marie Briggs is a TBRI practitioner right here in Southern Maine. BeLoved is committed to their mission in supporting families through trauma informed caregiver support and education.

“When we know better we do better”. -Dr. Karyn Purvis