The original program, known
as Assunta Foster Care, was initiated by Sr. Theresa Gier, FMM in
1966. Her compassion towards the welfare of poor and orphaned children
arose when a mother died while giving birth to her tenth child. Thus began
her dedication to the task of seeing families willing to love, care and
foster children who lost their parents or where abandoned by their families.
Assunta Children Society (ACS) is a charitable
organization managed by the Sisters of FMM (Franciscan Missionaries
of Mary) with the help of volunteers.
Our objective is to provide support and help
to the less privileged families and their children.
Funds are sourced from well wishers and supporters
for the running of the ACS.
Today the emphasis has shifted
from fostering the children out to adults willing to care for them, to
that of protecting and caring for children, while letting them stay with
their families as far as possible.