Lonnie has been shuffled around for the majority of his youth. When his mother was unable to care for him due to alcohol and substance abuse issues, he was placed with his grandmother. At 13, he was moved to a treatment foster home because his grandmother could no longer handle the behavioral issues that had arisen. Lonnie struggled through school, but eventually, through his hard work and perseverance, was able to graduate and enroll in college. Monies made available by Talbot Community Connections for the benefit of children placed in foster care paid for his text books, enabling Lonnie to continue on the right path as moves on to adulthood.
Talbot Community Connections (TCC) was created in 2001. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, its mission is to raise and distribute funds to answer unmet needs that are fundamental to the safety. Security, health and well-being of Talbot County’s children and adults. TCC supports the Talbot County Department of Social Services, which assists people in economic need, protecting children and vulnerable adults, and promoting the safety and well-being of the citizens of Talbot County, Maryland. The organization also supports the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center (TCCAC), a collaborative effort of several Talbot County agencies to provide services to Talbot County children and families victimized by sexual abuse.