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Safe Gathering Guidelines

As state and local guidelines around COVID are being reduced, we no longer have any safety requirements for Braid teams. However, we do urge teams to continue...

High Paw, Super Sebastian

A few years ago, I was invited to talk to a group of kindergarteners about foster care. It’s one of the toughest assignments I’ve ever had, which...

Responding to Coronavirus

Here is an update on how we at Braid are responding to the coronavirus outbreak. One of our guiding principles at Braid is that of communion, and...

Featured Facilitator: Allegra

1) What made you interested in serving as a facilitator for a Braid team? After meeting several colleagues who came through the foster system and discussing some...

Why We Walk

We are walking because Braid started five years ago this month as a challenge. As we celebrate this milestone, this walk is symbolic of Braid’s earliest days,...

Building Trust

Building trust simply takes time. I know this in my head: we say this in every Braid training and reinforce it over and over to almost all...

With Gratitude for the Caregiver

On three separate occasions this week I have been reminded of one of the great privileges that we are allowed as Braid, whether as mentors, facilitators or...

Finding the Forest

Remember that old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees? I was reminded of that last week, as we stepped away for...

Witnessing Joy

Our visit to San Francisco State University last week was awesome and made even better by two factors. The first was the brilliance of our two guides,...

Being An Agent of Agency

Whereas around 30% of the general population has attained a Bachelors degree, only 2.5% of foster youth have attained the same degree. In her doctoral dissertation, “Narratives...