Hope for the Future

She is slow to open up. Slow to share her dreams…slow to smile. But take a few moments to put her at ease and her dreams and ambitions start to flow. Leiyah graduated high school on May 22nd, after arriving here in October of 2015. The adjustment to Coyote Hill is perhaps hardest for older
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Finding Forever Families

Often, children at Coyote Hill can’t return to their biological family and are dreaming about the day an adoptive family will want them. This has been the case for three brothers in the Zimmer Home. After much prayer and consideration, Home Parents Al and Rachel Howell decided to give up their Home Parenting job and
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Blast from the Past – The Wounded Spirit

May is National Foster Care Month. We hope to remind you throughout this month of the importance of your support as we care for these children who, through no fault of their own, have been placed in foster care. Through our 25 years of existence, our goal has been to bring them healing by restoring their childhood
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#ForColumbia2016 is #ForKids!

For a second year in a row, Columbia area churches organized a huge volunteer service day, known as #ForColumbia. The event tripled in size from last year…34 churches represented and over 1,600 volunteers! Coyote Hill benefited greatly from the project, as about 170 volunteers spent the day with us.
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Jordan is Our Queen and Hero

Jordan serves in the Atherton Home, where 8 foster children call home. We have many volunteers but few as rare as Jordan. For that reason, she has been deemed, “Queen of the Volunteers.” Literally, our Home Parents and children have given her that name. She stands out from others by her actions. She is infectious,
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Spring/Summer 2016 Needs

We need some items to help us prepare for summer! NEW items  swim suits (Wal-Mart gift cards or monetary donations will allow our kids to pick out their own)  flip flops – all sizes  life jackets, all sizes, but especially small (for ages 4 to 6)  beach towels swim goggles pool noodles NEW or LIKE NEW
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Life Lessons Being Caught in Overton Arena

If you’ve never watched a wiry 70 pound child “man handle” a 1,000 pound horse and convince it to hold still and lift up it’s hoof for cleaning…you’ve missed a demonstration of fearless determination!
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Mid-Missouri Foster Care Agencies Offer Experience and Care

Amber Taylor, with the Columbia Business Times recently published a powerful article about the services Coyote Hill and other agencies are providing for children in foster care. We are thankful to have been featured. Read the whole article here. In the article, Amber interviewed both Kari Hopkins, our Development Director and Calvin Temple, a former resident. Calvin recounted
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She’s a Top Dawg

Once a semester, Harrisburg Middle and High School students are nominated by teachers to receive the “Top Dawg” award. This award recognizes not only the students’  achievement but also their character. This month, during the Spring 2016 Top Dawg awards ceremony, a teen girl from The Zimmer Home was one of the twelve students to
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Nothing “Stacks Up” Like Our Pancake Breakfast!

With over 750 people in attendance for our Pancake Breakfast, that stacks up to a lot of pancakes! Over $5,500 was raised, making this year’s breakfast one of our most successful to date. After expenses, each of our homes now has over $1,100 in their summer recreation fund. We’re definitely set up for some summer family
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.