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.
In the article, Amber interviewed both Kari Hopkins, our Development Director and Calvin Temple, a former resident.
Calvin recounted his experience living at Coyote Hill:
“I had parents I came home to every night, I had food, school, activities,” Temple says. “We went on trips and vacations, I participated in team sports, there was space to explore outdoors, and on-site counseling for emotional challenges. Coyote Hill made my transition to adulthood possible. I had a support system there, and they taught me what I needed to know about life. I wish there were more places like Coyote Hill.”
Kari explains her role at Coyote Hill:
“Parenting is a sacrificial love I did not fully understand until Sam was born,” Hopkins says. “Our home parents willingly sign up to give of their whole lives for kids they haven’t even met yet. I now see that my job and my passion is to give our kids the same kind of childhood I hope to give my son.”