It took years for Lisa Cohen, a boxing champion and motivational speaker, to recover from the trauma of her years in the foster care system. Today, the DC resident advocates on behalf of children in foster care.
St. Ann’s in the News
Washington Post: An orphanage created to help women and children during the Civil War adjusts once again to a crisis
For some of the organizations holding up the Washington region’s safety net, this time will bring unprecedented challenges. For St. Ann’s, it will mark a new test in a timeline filled with them. To figure out how to move forward, it just has to look back. The organization was founded during a crisis, and it has reinvented itself time and again since. Read more at The Washington Post
NY Times: “The Only Home Her Daughter Has Ever Known”
The May 18, 2020 issue of The New York Times featured the stories of Susana Chiang and her daughter, one of the families being served by St. Ann's, and of Lazett Henry, a former resident, and how St. Ann's provides a true home. Read the full article at The New York Times