T&G: Backpacks help foster children make transition

December 19, 2011
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Kelley Backpacks volunteers, from left to right, Scott Pascal, Alison Little, Heather Busick and Anne Barnard, with some backpacks and a sampling of items that fill them.

Fourth-year medical student Heather Busick and second-year medical students Alison Little and Anne Barnard talked about the Kelley Backpack program in a Worcester Telegram & Gazette article on Monday, Dec. 19. Members of Kelley House prepare backpacks filled with age- and gender-specific items and toys to be given to children who are taken from their homes and placed in foster care. 

Phillip O. Fournier, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is the academic advisor for the program.

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