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Executive Director Note


Renee Touhey-Childress, LCSW

I have been sincerely touched by the strong welcome I have received by the community, the Dover Children’s Home family, the DCH Board of Directors and everyone with whom I have come in contact. It is with great pleasure and also sadness that I take over the helm from Donna Coraluzzo; Donna has been the heart and soul of the Home for so many years, and I can only hope to continue and build upon her vision for DCH. I had the great fortune of having Donna by my side for the first two months, training me and steering me in the right direction, and we will continue to be blessed with her talents as she remains on as our part-time Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator.

My professional career has been dedicated to serving vulnerable children and families with the care, respect and clinical innovation that is necessary to effect positive change. I have been awed by the amazing work that is done daily here at DCH, and look forward to continuing to serve the mission. My hope over this next year is to spend time learning the systems and becoming engrained in this active and involved community. Dover is a community that embraces Dover Children’s Home as part of its history and culture of giving back. I feel lucky and blessed to be a part of an agency where the supporters are invested in the mission, philosophy, values, sustainability and overall success of the Home.

It is because of your substantial contributions that Dover Children’s Home is able to provide innovative services, and continue to expand the populations served. The community surrounding DCH is astounding – so positive, thoughtful and generous. Thank you all for your continued support and for wrapping your arms so lovingly around Dover Children’s Home.