Heal, Grow, & Thrive

Heal, Grow, & Thrive

Heal, Grow, & Thrive was an educational and inspiring evening!

What a distinct pleasure it was to recognize The Honorable Jay D. Blitzman, the first justice of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court, with the Rebecca Pries Indispensable Friend Award for his visionary leadership, zealous advocacy, and abiding commitment to ensuring that children and families involved in the juvenile justice system have timely access to the critical services they need and deserve.    

We were also privileged to hear from Jordan Burnham, a national mental health advocate from Minding Your Mind, who shared his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery. His story was poignantly honest, and his message is another meaningful step toward ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Judge Blitzman affirmed that. “None of us should be labeled by the worst thing that we’ve done.” That is especially true for the children we serve each day. We know that when kids involved in the juvenile justice system receive the appropriate interventions, there is reason to hope that they will heal, grow, and thrive.  

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!


Nancy L. Donahue
Elizabeth Keating
William and Margaret Paine


Lia G. and William Poorvu


Fran and Hugh Miller


Hughes and Company