Susan Raimer, a homefinder for the CHD’s Foster Care Program for 25 years, was recognized as a “Game Changer” during a November 17 home game played by our partners, the Springfield Thunderbirds.
As a homefinder, Raimer places foster children with supportive, safe, and nurturing families, recruits and screens foster parent applicants, maintains and supports a caseload of current foster parents, is a staunch advocate for foster parents’ needs, and helps plan activities for our agency’s foster parents and children.
Raimer and her husband Michael are longtime foster parents themselves, welcoming hundreds of foster children into their home over the years, from emergency overnight placements, to short-term and long-term stays. In 1992, Susan was named Foster Parent of the Year by the Department of Children and Families.At each home game, the Springfield Thunderbirds present a “Game Changer” award to recognize someone who has made a difference in the Pioneer Valley community through their selfless acts and dedication.
If you’d like to recognize someone for their impact in the community, click here. In addition to being recognized at the game, nominees receive four free tickets to the game!