THE MULLEN-POLK ​FOUNDATION

PROVIDING SERVICES FOR ALL CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

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ABOUT US 

OUR STORY​

The Mullen-Polk Foundation reaches out across Washington State and the nation to help children who are the victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Our focus is to provide services for all children and families involved in the foster care system.


Our services include: recruitment, training, licensing, placement, case management and adoption services for our foster and adoptive

families. The Mullen-Polk Foundation provides our licensed foster and adoptive families with the training, tools, and compassionate support
needed, that gives each child in their care every chance to succeed. We are licensed by the State of Washington as a child placing agency for family foster care, therapeutic foster care, and adoptions.


Our priority will always be to provide the highest-quality care for the children placed in the homes of our foster and adoptive families.




OUR MISSION

To maintain a safe, nurturing, structured youth staffed residential facility that meets the specialized needs of youth placed under our care.

OUR VISION

To empower our youth to live as independently as possible, through promoting self-advocacy and developing supportive social networks at home, in the community.

BEHAVIOR REHABILITATION SERVICES​

Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is a temporary intensive wraparound support and treatment program for youth with extreme, high-level service needs used to safely stabilize youth and assist in achieving a permanent plan or a less intensive service. These services can be provided in an array of settings and are intended to safely:


• Keep and/or return the youth to their own homes with wraparound supports to the family.

• Reunify or achieve alternative permanency more quickly.

• Increase family based care by using a wraparound approach.

• Reduce length of service by transitioning to a permanent resource or less intensive service.


Our job is to assist in reducing the youth’s negative behavior patterns, increase school participation, increase community awareness, locate long term placement and increase the youth’s overall potential to reach permanency. Another emphasis of the Mullen-Polk Foundation Child Placing Agency is to develop necessary supports which would allow the youth to maintain or develop a permanent family connection and to reside in his/her own community in an identified permanent resource.

OUR TEAM

Linda Weems

Executive Director & Founder

For over fifteen years Ms. Weems has served as an advocate for individuals with behavioral and emotional diagnosis. Her vision for the Mullen-Polk Foundation, a non-profit, which she founded in 2015 for the unique purpose of assisting all youth in fulfilling their desires to live, work, and exercise their rights as productive citizens.  Ms. Weems was inspired at a young age, by the important belief that every human being had the inherent right to self-fulfillment.  The organization has an exceptional record for exceeding requirements to enhance the quality of service delivered throughout its programs.

Megan Elvrum

OUR NEXT GENERATION

Program Manager 

Inez Aguilar

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CHILD PLACEMENT AGENCY

Administrative Assistant

Dominique Harrison

CHILD PLACEMENT AGENCY

Case Manager

Jillian Chumbley

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Case Manager in Training

Moima Benjamin

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Youth Mentor/Direct Care

Caily Mendez

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Youth Mentor/Direct Care

Cole Pennington

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Youth Mentor/Direct Care

Daniel Pinto

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Youth Mentor/Direct Care

Luz Ramirez-Barron

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Youth Mentor/Direct Care

Darryl Shears

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Youth Mentor/Direct Care




COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

Battle Ground School District

Boy's & Girls Club (Vancouver, WA)

Catholic Community Services

Children's Home Society (Vancouver, WA)

Clark County Juvenile Probation

Clark County YMCA


Community Warehouse (Portland, OR)

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Education Services District 112

Evergreen School District

Family Solutions


GameStop (Vancouver, WA)

Hi-School Pharmacy (Vancouver, WA)

IQ Credit Union

Molina Healthcare

Portland Housing Center

SeaMar Community Health Centers (Van. WA)

The Truth about Drugs