Perseverance in Overton and in Life

“But Ms. Rebecca – this is haaaaaard.”  It was a whiny tone more appropriate for someone vastly younger. I had to decide if I was ready to address this bad attitude and resulting power struggle or not.
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Her First Job

One young lady in The Wright Home was recently hired for her very first job! The process began weeks ago, as some former and current staff began working with Traci*, teaching her important facts about being a dependable employee. They also performed several practice job interviews with her.
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School Supplies – Need Met

  School began Wednesday, August 16 at Harrisburg Schools and thanks to the help of many of you, our children were well supplied and ready for a new school year!
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On Mission in Jamaica

“You’ll always make a friend there. Whether it’s an American friend or Jamaican friend. Once you leave and come back you won’t be the same. It will change your life.”
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Thank You, Odd Fellows Lodge #207

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows stands for caring for their community through love and friendship. One way they do this is by caring for children that are in need of homes and families. On Saturday, July 8, we were grateful to celebrate their generosity and faithfulness to their mission through the dedication of our
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A Summer Camp Experience

Our kids love summer camp! One of their favorites to attend, and also serve at, is Mt. Zion Youth Camp. Renewing and creating new friendships, daily swimming, evening campfires, days filled with various classes and the nightly chapel services all combine to make it a memorable experience each year for our kids who attend. 
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Being a Foster Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, Home Parent Dad in The Atherton Home, Brian Wallace, shares the joys and heartaches of being a foster dad: Being a foster dad is very tough and rewarding all in one. I spend countless hours working alongside children, not to raise them under my roof, but rather to prepare them
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Water Safety and Play-acting

Our Home Parents’ job description is over a page long. Yet that barely touches all of the random responsibilities that sometimes fall under the last category…”perform other duties as assigned.” For Home Parent Dad in the Hubbell Home, Jordan Douce, that recently meant acting like he was a nearly drowned child.
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.