Our founder

Matthew Stewart, a former DCS employee of 10 years, began his work as a community advocate by launching the African-American Disparity Committee during his time with the Department of Child Safety. During, and after, his time with the agency, Stewart saw the disproportionally at which Black children were being removed by DCS and began his fight to create change. 
 
Stewart believes having a sensitivity to cultural differences and a plan to deal with the needs of Black families is important to reversing the disparities in the foster-care ranks. Stewart organized with community leaders and other organizations before creating Supported Families LLC and Our Sister Our Brother, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families reunite with their children. 

 

Through Our Sister Our Brother, Stewart is on a mission to not only seek change through DCS and find a solution as to why these families are overrepresented but to also educate the community, support families and create change through legislation.

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matthew stewart

President & CEO

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