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11/01/2019 Aging Out of Foster Care. What’s Next?

Today, we can help. Our passion for this work and our experience with this population enabled us to be selected as the inaugural member of the My First Place Affiliate (MFP) Network. My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth™, a California-based nonprofit. Through

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10/05/2018 18 & On Your Own

Turning 18 or 21 for your typical American means newfound independence. Whether it’s going off to college or having a first legal drink, most young adults eagerly await these milestone birthdays. But for more than 20,000 young adults in this country, turning 18 or 21, is not a celebratory event. Depending on the state in

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08/31/2018 Adults with Developmental Disorders

There’s No Place Like Home That line from a famous movie is part of the spirit that is the essence of all we do at HopeWell. The importance of home and that feeling of living and being a member of your community is embodied in our day to day work. For adults with developmental disabilities

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08/16/2018 Interview with a foster parent

We can learn a lot about kindness, generosity and love from foster parents. They open not only their heart, but their home. It doesn’t get more basic than that and it’s this simple yet profound gesture that sets them apart. Like the great Bill Bellicek says, “No days off.” Foster parenting is always on, 24/7/365.

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08/06/2018 How to Foster a Child

Interested in becoming a foster parent? Do you want to know more? You likely want to know what the process is and where to begin. First a little background. Here are three easy steps to start the foster care process and change a young person’s life. Step 1: Do Your Homework If you’re reading this,

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08/06/2018 How to talk to your kids about fostering

One of the most common questions we get about being a foster parent is, “how will this impact my own children and how do I explain this to them?” Good question right? Well, thankfully it’s very common for foster parents to have children of their own and with over 54 years of experience in the

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