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May 31 - Trenton, NJ
Division of Youth & Family Services, Trenton

The Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.

 DYFS is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranging for the child's protection and the family's treatment.


The Wish:  A prepaid cell phone for Marqease

Marqease wants to have a cell phone like all of the teens do. He wants to feel "normal" and this would be a step toward growing up in his eyes, having his own phone. When asked who he would call he said he was going to call one of his Woods' staff. He would like a pre-paid cell phone with a case and head phones.

Marqease is a moderately intellectually disabled teen who is very excited to be turning 16 in May. Marqease has been in placement at the Woods Program for the last 9 years. He has a goal of adoption and the Division continues to seek an adoptive home for him. Marqease loves to play basketball and football with his friends. He enjoys eating, especially chocolate chip cookies. He also like motorcycles, swiming and going to the mall.


One simple way you can help right now:
Donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodarant, shampoo, nail polish, body wash and other personal care items so we can assemble care kits for kids in foster care! To donate these items, contact One Simple Wish at info@onesimplewish.org