Family Connections Named a Mutual of America 2011 Community Partnership Award Winner Pittsburgh Nonprofit Adoption Agency Helps Hard-to-Place Children Find a Home

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Family Connections was named an Honorable Mention recipient of the 2011 Community Partnership Award competition.

On any given day, 125,000 children in this country are living with no permanent family to love and support them. Family Connections guides each child through the child welfare system and prepares him or her for permanency. Once a family has been selected, in-home post-adoption support is provided, including parent coaching and individual and family therapy. The program is part of the Three Rivers Adoption Council, which is based in Pittsburgh and partners with private and state adoption agencies.

"Family Connections is all about matching the right family with the right child," says Jacqueline D. Wilson, CEO of Three Rivers Adoption Council. "To date, we have placed, or assisted in moving, nearly 5,100 abused, neglected and abandoned children out of foster care and into adoptive homes."

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.

"All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.

SOURCE Mutual of America



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