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Colby & Charles' Story

Colby & Charles' Story

Charles has been mentoring Colby through our Youth Educational Success program for 6 years, building a rapport, becoming a trusted adult and valued friend, but also giving the young man who aged out of the foster care system a surrogate family. As Colby pursues an engineering degree, Charles is by his side to answer questions, give advice and be a positive role model.

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Weaver Family Story

Weaver Family Story

While running a daycare, Vivia Weaver looked after a girl who had experienced severe trauma and was living in kinship care. Seeing the need up close, she and her husband Brian became licensed foster parents. In the 20+ years since, the Weavers have cared for 87 youth, adopted six children and had three biological children. James*, a young man who has lived with them for six years, openly shares his story.

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Nathan's Story

Nathan's Story

Circumstances in Nathan's young life necessitated that he be placed in foster care, where he struggled to regulate his emotions. He often ran away from home and engaged in dangerous behaviors. Until he was placed in a treatment foster care Homes that Heal program where he received 24/7 support in his day-to-day life at home, at school and in the community.

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Breeze Family Story

Breeze Family Story

One day Rafael stopped breathing. During their unsuccessful attempt to resuscitate him, his biological parents unwittingly caused head trauma. Now in a foster home with the Breezes, Rafael's elevated medical needs are being met while his large family is eagerly taking all the necessary trainings for him to come back home. Committed to help them complete this task, the Breezes have been creative problem-solvers.

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Bridget's Story

Bridget's Story

Placed in foster care herself as a teen, Bridget was unable to connect with her foster mother. That's when she decided she wanted to become a foster parent - so she could make sure the youth in her care never felt that way. Bridget has been a foster parent for 22 years now, connecting with youth and even adopting. She says it's in her blood.

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