Helping Children in Crisis

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Helping Children in Crisis

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Helping Children in Crisis

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“I don’t want these children lying in bed at night wondering if they’re worth it. I want them to know that they are. I want them to know someone in the world cares about them.”

— Rayn Boncie, CEO/Founder, Things of My Very Own, Inc.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children:

  • Impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect
  • At-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

The transition out of an abusive situation is often sudden and unexpected. Rarely is a child able to return home to retrieve belongings prior to their move. Things of My Very Own, Inc. recognizes the need for children to have basic necessities and things of their very own as soon as possible, so they can begin their healing process.

Since its founding in 2008, Things of My Very Own, Inc. has provided more than 51,000 units of service to children across 11 counties in New York’s Capital Region and surrounding communities.

Founded by Rayn Boncie, herself a survivor of abuse, Things of My Very Own, Inc. has become a national model for children’s crisis intervention services.

Meet Our Talented And Dedicated Board Of Directors

Frank Graniero
Chairman of the Board

Rayn Boncie
Vice President & Founder

Cheryl Bystrak
Treasurer

Bernadette McDaniel
Board Member

Michael Trimarchi
Board Member