Family Therapy, Trust and Bandaids

At Coyote Hill, our care is not only focused on the well-being of each individual child, but also on equipping each of our homes to function together as a family. The challenge of connecting children/parents who aren’t related biologically, together with the challenge of their past trauma and emotional needs, can be daunting. Here are
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More Than a Safe Place

You won’t want to miss a recent article in the Columbia Business Times by Hartley Wright. Here’s a brief excerpt:
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Our Past Does Not Define our Future – Conclusion

This is the conclusion of Calvin Temple’s story (read Part 1 of the story HERE.) When I was in sixth grade, I was placed into foster care for the third time. This is when I knew I was going to be a foster kid for the rest of my life.
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Arena Summer Employees

“I believe the Vocational Skills Program is all about teaching youth the basics of working, while helping them develop confidence in themselves and their abilities.”
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Construction Summer Employee

“He’s been a model employee.” That statement was made by our Property Manager/Vocational Skills Instructor, Sam Coy, regarding one of our Coyote Hill youth this summer.
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The Many Roles of Fatherhood

Home Parent Dad Andrew Heberlein expounds upon the differing roles of fatherhood: As a foster father, I’ve noticed that I take on many different roles in the lives of my children.
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I’m a Good Reader

As we’ve reported before, many foster children have gaps in their education from moving around frequently or coming from families who don’t prioritize school. In 2017, that equalled 45% of the school age children placed at Coyote Hill testing below grade level in reading upon arrival. Traci* was one of those statistics, until last month.
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5 Simple Ways to Support a Foster Parent

Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can make a difference in the life of a child. We consulted the experts (actual foster parents) and came up with a list of tangible ways you can support your friend, family member, or Coyote Hill Home Parent in their fostering journey.
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.