We are fortunate to have a team of passionate and committed professionals who tirelessly work to support our mission. One such invaluable member is December Mitchell, MA, who serves as our Foster Home Development Supervisor. In this role, December oversees the licensing process for new foster homes, ensuring that each one meets our high standards of care and safety. Her commitment to recruiting and retaining foster families has fostered strong, supportive relationships within our community. December’s dedication ensures that all of our foster families receive the guidance and resources they need to thrive.

Learn more about December, her experience, valuable insights, and the significant impact of her work at Vista Maria.

Q: What is a common misconception or myth about foster care?
A: It’s a common misconception that all children in the foster care system come from the same background or that they all have a similar story. In reality, each family that experiences foster care comes from varying backgrounds, and they all have a unique story.

Q: What professional accomplishment are you most proud of and why?
A: I am most proud of my daughters and being instrumental in their growth, accomplishments, and their life journeys.

Q: Did you have a mentor who impacted your professional life?
A: The person that has impacted my professional journey within the realm of child welfare was my first foster care supervisor, Mrs. Jennifer Vroom.

Q: What is something you wish more people knew about Vista Maria?
A: I wish people knew how hard the case workers work on a daily basis. Their dedication often goes unseen by those outside of Vista Maria. We are truly a 24/7/365 organization, and our caseworkers and other staff dedicate their daily lives to what they do.

Q: If you had to choose an anthem for your life, which song would it be and why?
A: “Eye of the Tiger”

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