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Unprepared Loss: An Open Letter from a Former Foster Parent

Unprepared Loss: An Open Letter from a Former Foster Parent

Kristy was a foster parent for four years before adopting her two children in 2016. Now using her first-hand knowledge and passion for youth in foster care, Kristy works as a family recruitment specialist at Cornerstones of Care. She shares her experience to help other foster parents acknowledge, prepare for and heal from the loss that can come with fostering.

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Mentors Make a Difference

Mentors Make a Difference

Do you remember a person - maybe it was a teacher, a coach, or even a supervisor - who listened, gave you advice, and helped you navigate the world around you? For many of the youth we serve, the answer is "no" because they haven't had trusting relationships with adults. Our mentoring program is trying to change that.

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How to Talk to Your Child or Teen About Going to Therapy

How to Talk to Your Child or Teen About Going to Therapy

It’s very common for children or adolescents to see a therapist, and talking to your child before their first therapy session can help them understand what to expect. Two of our experts on staff helped us put together some guidelines for talking to your child or teen about going to therapy.

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Now We’re Cooking! [Sautéed Kale + Bacon Recipe]

Now We’re Cooking! [Sautéed Kale + Bacon Recipe]

As part of our healthy living and food systems program, youth learn to grow and prepare fruits and vegetables, and are empowered to share the food and lessons with their families and neighbors. Last week, they had the opportunity to harvest, prepare and taste something new – kale! You, too, can try your hand and recreate their recipe at home!

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5 Things You Can Do to Take Action Against Human Trafficking

5 Things You Can Do to Take Action Against Human Trafficking

There are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking worldwide - mo matter where you live, work or play, it’s happening in your area. Raising awareness is crucial. If we stand together, we can put an end to human trafficking in our communities. Here are five things you can do to take action against human trafficking.

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