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Closing of specialized foster program to displace more than 90 children

PORTLAND, Maine — Sarah Emerson went through eight different foster homes before she turned 10 years old and met the foster parents who eventually would adopt her. And it was Casey Family Services, a specialized foster care program, that helped her reach a sense of permanence and belonging. “Casey just …

Casey Family Services to shutter offices in Portland and Bangor, lay off 40 workers

PORTLAND, Maine — The closure of Casey Family Services offices in Portland and Bangor will result in the layoffs of more than 40 people and leave “hundreds of families and children” without the specialized foster care programs they’ve become accustomed to, Portland Mayor Michael Brennan said Tuesday evening. Brennan, who …