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Why LGBTQ+ Foster Youth Need Our Help

Why LGBTQ+ Foster Youth Need Our Help

Central to the idea of foster care is looking out for the children in our community, defending those who cannot defend themselves, and providing a safe space for youth who have nowhere else to go. Sadly, when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...

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The Freedom to Be a Kid

The Freedom to Be a Kid

As a youth counselor at Koinonia's Homes for Teens program, I have the unique opportunity to see transformation take place before my eyes. One of our foster teens, Dominic*, exemplifies the type of transformation that is possible. Dominic came to Koinonia’s Homes for...

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Make A Strength List For Your Kids

Make A Strength List For Your Kids

The first time I wrote a strength list for my son, it was actually from a place of frustration. I was focused on how stubborn he can be, constantly touching things, and perpetually full of energy! I sat down real quick, wrote his name in the middle of a blank piece of...

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A Forever Home For The Holidays

A Forever Home For The Holidays

This year, Koinonia has selected Samantha and her sweet, adoptive son, Clyde as our Sacramento Family of the Year. As a teacher with a heart for children, Samantha had a strong desire to provide a home to a child in need, but it wasn’t until a volunteer in her...

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A Resilient Spirit

A Resilient Spirit

Justin Chase Ham entered the foster care system at the age of four. A young child with so many complex emotions, Justin had a difficult time working through the trauma he had experienced early on in life. This trauma manifested in how he interacted with others and how...

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