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About Us

Who We Are

Terra Manor, Inc. d.b.a. Hugs Foster Family is a private non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by training loving and qualified people to become exceptional foster parents.  We began in 1997 as a small bud dedicated group of foster parents who were asked to start a residential treatment facility for girls with attachment disorders.  Recognizing the need for safe, secure and loving homes for all children, HUGS Foster Family Agency was established in 2003.  We also train families to care for children with medical and developmental disabilities.  

What We Do

What we do is simple.  We help brings loving and caring families together with children who need them.  We help to train families and individuals on what to expect in the foster care system.  We keep our families informed of upcoming changes in regulations and support them 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  We help ensure that all of our families and children are supported so that healing and positive growth can follow a difficult time in a child’s life.

Meet Our Staff

Our team consists of foster parents, foster care social workers, and a dedicated administrative staff to meet the needs of the children placed in our care. For our medically fragile children, we have registered nurses and a special needs supervisor to oversee the medical needs of our children.

Our staff is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you and your family.

Board of Directors

Victor

For many years, Victor served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Through that experience, he discovered his calling was to protect and care for others. When he learned about Terra Manor’s mission, something inside him said, “This is where you belong.” It may sound odd to compare his career as a Marine to his job at Terra Manor, but there are many similarities. Like a Marine, his basic duty now is to make things safe for others, at all times. Through care, service and commitment, both roles also carry the responsibility of taking care of others’ needs first. Victor has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is currently working on his Master’s in Business Administration. Victor enjoys Camping with his wife and kids as this gives him the opportunity to build memories with family.

Victor Cruz

Chief Executive Officer
Sherry

Sherry has a BA in International Relations from the University of Delaware and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She also is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. Prior to starting with HUGS in February 2016, she was the Executive Director, International Program Director and Supervising Social Worker for Home At Last Adoption Agency in Cocoa Beach, Florida where she was employed for eight years. In addition to her experience in adoptions, Sherry also has experience working with at-risk teenagers and adolescents in a school based setting and with low income families in diverse communities. Sherry’s goal is to make a difference in the lives of both foster youth and foster families! In her free time, Sherry enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, volunteering on the Board of Directors of the local AYSO, reading books and traveling.

Sherry Dew

Administrator
Rossalyn

Rosalyn Richardson

Foster Care Social Worker
Nelia

I have been a part of the Hugs family since 2013. What got me involved in the foster care system is...Life..I enjoy helping people accomplish goals and find their true selves. As a social worker, I can help foster parents plant the seeds of success and accomplishment as well as help children accomplish their goals in life. I have a Psychology background and am an experienced Life Coach. To have fun, I like baking and listing to music while I drink immeasurable amounts of Moscato...

Nelia Dedual

Social Worker Supervisor

Nursing Staff

Tasha

Tasha Ching graduated from nursing in 1985, she spent a year as the Charge Nurse of a 50 bed medical unit before landing her dream job at White Memorial hospital in LA on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Tasha spent 25 year in the NICU responding to high risk deliveries, transporting critical infants and as Charge Nurse. She was intrigued by the Medical Fragile foster care and the Independent Nurse provider program. Tasha spent 9 years caring for our high level foster kids and even adopting her first child, Sammy, which she said completed her family of 2 biological children. When she decided to retire from foster care, we asked her to join the team as our RN Case Manager. She loved being a foster parent as feels blessed to be able to continue with our medically fragile families.

Tasha Ching

Registered Nurse