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Up Close: Visiting Therapist Program

Nia looked her therapist in the eye and said she was “fine.” But fourteen-year-olds starting foster care are not fine. Girls who call Child Protective Services on their own mother because they are afraid for their lives are not fine.


Nia had just joined Fred Finch’s Visiting Therapist Program (VTP), created in 2004 to provide mental health services for kids who cannot travel to an office.