Parenting is a Forever Commitment…
If your parenting involves a child with
lifelong challenges, there is always
the additional question of

“Who will be there when I am gone?”

ForeverParent provides a unique answer, based on a long-term relationship, focused on customized needs, and delivered with a
parental level of service. 
We do, what you would do, as a parent.

We get it…
Your peace of mind starts here…

 

Parenting is a Forever Commitment…
If your parenting involves a child with
lifelong challenges, there is always
the additional question of

“Who will be there when I am gone?”

ForeverParent provides a unique answer, based on a 
long-term relationship, focused on customized needs, 
and delivered with a parental level of service. 
We do, what you would do, as a parent.

We get it…
Your peace of mind starts here…

 

….. a singular mission

ABOUT US

Mission

ForeverParent exists to provide parents peace of mind by ensuring the very best for your family member through a long-term commitment to do whatever you would do, as a parent, on their behalf.

The Challenge 

Every family that includes an individual with special needs, lifelong mental health, intellectual disabilities or physical challenges, knows there is “no day off”. Whether a loved one lives next door or across the country, there is a constant level of heightened concern and worry. The energy, effort and time needed to meet these special demands frequently require tenacity, optimism, and strength, both physically and emotionally. While there are many joys and successes, the very real question always remains, “Who will take care of my loved one when I am not here?”

The Solution 

The solution to the challenges a family faces must include an approach that addresses the fundamental needs of both the present and the future. It must be immediately available for crisis situations while concurrently having an organizational structure which seeks to prevent crises from arising. Planning reduces crises and the real time management is embodied in a ForeverParent Professional.
     A ForeverParent Professional is the coordinator of a customized array of services dedicated to helping each individual maximize their potential. It is an engagement in a life journey within a framework of safety, support, and stability. They are educated, experienced, and have situational awareness to make things happen. They have the compassion, knowledge, and tenacity to “be there” for each individual they serve.

….. built on decades of experience

OUR EXPERIENCE

The Founders
The founders of ForeverParent have an unprecedented depth of mission specific knowledge and accomplishments. They have been responsible for providing services and systems that have touched the lives of thousands of individuals, both locally and nationally. Their combined decades of business experience and a hands-on, operational understanding of service delivery, serves as the foundation for all ForeverParent activities. 

Dafna Krouk-Gordon, Founder and President of Toward Independent Living and Learning, Inc. (tillinc.org), is a leader and innovator on a statewide and national level in developing services for people with specialized needs. Established in 1980 in response to the needs of individuals and families seeking community-based supports, TILL has developed into a comprehensive human service agency providing supported, integrated, community-based residential, vocational and support services to individuals and their families throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Ms. Krouk-Gordon’s combined management and clinical background in psychology brings a unique combination of professional expertise, fiscal management, and clinical excellence to services. She is co-author of “Moving Out: A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults with Disabilities,” designed to educate and support individual and family choice. She has worked with numerous small groups of families in helping them to navigate the complex world of adult services as their children transition to adulthood. In addition to her work with hundreds of families and individuals throughout her career, she is a frequent presenter at statewide, national, and international advocacy and family conferences. TILL, Inc. has been recognized by the Commonwealth Institute as one of the Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts and included in this celebrated listing for six consecutive years.


Richard W. Ronder
is the former Chairman of the Board of The Columbus Organization, which he founded in 1984. The Columbus Organization, (columbusorg.com), based in Blue Bell, PA, is a national healthcare company with services focused on people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Columbus has worked with more than 150 agencies in 44 states providing services that include onsite clinical staffing of physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, etc., and quality improvement technical assistance. The company currently provides monthly case management/care coordination for approximately 15,000 individuals with special needs. Mr. Ronder has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan and is a former nationally certified paramedic.

ForeverParent Professionals
A ForeverParent Professional is a compassionate person who is at a stable time of their life, when they can commit to this role for an indefinite number of years. They understand the critical need for stability and sustainability in their role. They are someone who has life experience gathered from their own family, friends, children, and others, as well as professional and academic experience in human services, mental health, health care, and education. 
ForeverParent Professionals are eternal learners, who possess expertise in various areas of specialization. The ForeverParent Professional is always seeking the best for your loved one, their client, and does whatever it takes to ensure safety, growth, and stability. Sometimes they are a counselor, a friend, an extended family member, an advocate, a listener to what is needed and attuned to what is not always spoken, but above all, always there to ensure the right things are in place, just as a parent would do.

….. providing a parental level of service

YOUR COMMITMENT
  • ForeverParent is focused exclusively on creating and maintaining long-term relationships. Our mission, to offer real peace of mind, only works when all parties share a long-term commitment. We are not trying to be everything to everybody.

  • ForeverParent is an independent coordinator of services. We receive no payments from service providers; our focus is solely on what is best for the individuals we serve. This positioning is critical, as we have no financial benefit in the utilization of additional services.

  • ForeverParent is customized for each person, so one size does not fit all. Actual costs are determined following a review of all relevant information and discussion with family members and/or stakeholders. Fees begin at $1000 per month. Insurance does not typically cover the cost of our services.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

….. the next step

CONTACT US

For more information about ForeverParent, please complete and submit the form below.

ForeverParent
40R Merrimac Street, Suite 201 East
Newburyport, MA 01950-2000

info@ForeverParent.com

617-417-3900

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