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August 19, 2020

Written by Angela Quijada-Banks, Sarah Chambers, Crystal Cobb, Miriam Cobb, Carmelita Coleman, Danielle Dolinski-Sloan, Jason Hosonitz, Kelly Hosonitz, and Desirea 'DJ' Jacobs, our book, The Story of Foster Care, is officially available for purchase!

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July 29, 2020

On March 18th we made our first post about COVID-19. Through our series we hoped to identify some key areas of concern to our foster care community, important information to be aware of, and places where individuals could get involved. For now, this will be our last CO...

April 24, 2020

It has been 6 weeks since America went into a declared national emergency. This has had impact on every sector of society, and has especially impacted out of home care services like foster care in the US. We wanted to share some key articles for anyone looking for info...

March 30, 2020

This is "Post Four" of a series on COVID-19.

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"The uncertainty of this time can bring up old trauma wounds that remind us of times of deprivation and uprooting in the past." This insight introduces th...

March 25, 2020

We've been keeping track of national surveys and reports on the needs of former foster youth in response to COVID-19, but we are now looking to ask North Carolina FFY to give us their feedback!

Additionally, we're looking for some feedback from our supporters on ways th...

March 23, 2020

At Empty Frames Initiative, we have been working on our Culture Guide for a while now. This is a workbook for training staff, volunteers, and board members for how to do the work of caring for orphaned and vulnerable youth as they transition out of state care. It's not...

March 23, 2020

This is "Post Three" of a series on COVID-19.

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What to be wary of in the midst and after-math of COVID-19.

Whenever a crisis is occurring, or in the passing of a crisis, it is important to be wary of people and "projects" th...

March 20, 2020

This is "Post Two" of a series on COVID-19.

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There's a lot of information going around about COVID-19! One of our board members and a FFY, Sarah Chambers, works in health care and created this video for our "What to Do" series. 

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March 19, 2020

This is "Post One" of a series on COVID-19.

First and foremost, please know that you are not alone in this.

Our first suggestion to youth recently having exited foster care (past ten years, but this may apply even further) is to start gathering documents into a physical...

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 and it's impact on youth formerly in foster care, and the foster care system as a whole.

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