Everyone needs a family and our foster caregivers have a lasting impact on children and youth. They help children and youth through some of the challenges that come with traumatic separation, loss and other difficulties. As role models, they contribute to helping these children and youth develop a positive outlook and create a sense of belonging.
On May 17, 2018, Doreen and Brian Eveleigh received a Peel Children’s Aid long service award for 30 years of active foster caregiving. Please read their inspiring profile below.
Doreen and Brian Eveleigh
For the past 30 years Doreen and Brian have opened their hearts and home to many children and their families. They offer care to boys aged 6-12, and in the past to teenage boys. The Eveleighs are supportive caregivers who provide an environment where children can feel safe and secure, allowing them to focus on reaching their potential.
Doreen and Brian show exceptional love, patience and empathy to the boys that come into their home. In addition, they strongly believe in maintaining family connections. The Eveleighs work to ensure children stay connected to their families through telephone calls and often invite families into their home for visits. Seeing families reunited, watching children achieve goals and feeling that they have helped in even a small way are part of what keeps the Eveleighs providing care to vulnerable children.
Thank you Doreen and Brian for your years of service to Peel CAS, and compassion for the children entrusted to your care.