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The 60%

Over the months we have tried to share with you in whatever medium was at hand the unique challenges related to having spent time in foster care....

Discovering Sanctuary in Parking Lot A

We had teamed up with our friend Jamie (the one in the tutu) at California Youth Connection/Youth Training Project to host a tailgate party at the Oakland...

Allowing God to Write the Name: Cards of Hope

We at Braid have some great news! Our Cards of Hope program that was a great success at Christmas is being extended. But before I give the...

Hard Lessons

I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, attending the local public elementary school. I was one of a handful of kids in my class who...

Lost Childhoods: Video Blog

This weekend we attended the grand re-opening of the Foster Youth Museum created by our friends at California Youth Connection. Our video blog includes footage of a...

The Importance of a Medical Home

Yesterday I went to the dentist for the first time since moving to San Francisco. It’s something that had been on my to-do list for awhile, but...

Holy Innocents

Wedged between Christmas and Epiphany, on December 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents usually doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s a particularly uncomfortable feast day,...

Little Foster Kid Annie

You should see the new Annie movie.  I grew up with the 1982 movie version – I used to listen to the soundtrack over and over on...

‘Tis the season to be jolly?

I’ve always loved receiving Christmas cards, but until this year I hadn’t thought too hard about the messages in and on them, and I hadn’t thought about...

Sending Hope

Earlier this fall, we had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Lost Childhood. Foster teens in the y.o.u.t.h. training project (an initiative of California Youth Connection)...