Our Past Does Not Define our Future, Part 1

Our Past Does Not Define our Future, Part 1

One of our board members and a former resident, Calvin Temple, recently spoke at the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association Youth Retreat. If you have not yet heard Calvin’s story, it’s time you did. It’s a story that begins with pain and rejection, like most of the children who walk through our doors; yet
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Arena Summer Employees

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

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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Coyote Hill Helps Teen Get First Job & First Car

Coyote Hill Helps Teen Get First Job & First Car

Three months ago Paul* set a goal to get a job. He and Cody, his Home Parent Dad, went job hunting, applied online, and by the end of the month he had call backs from everywhere he applied. He interviewed and accepted a job at Dairy Queen in Fayette. After just two months of part-time
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I’m a Good Reader

I’m a Good Reader

Many foster children have significant gaps in their education both from changing schools frequently and having families who don’t prioritize school. That means over half of the children placed at Coyote Hill are reading below grade level. Traci* was one of those statistics, until last month. Traci was a 12-year-old in 5th grade when she
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From Foster Care to Foster Parent

From Foster Care to Foster Parent

At our 11th annual Golf Tournament on May 14, former resident Michael Lorimor took a few moments to share his story with the participants:
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Reuniting Siblings

Reuniting Siblings

Most of us can’t imagine how frightening it must be for a child entering the foster care system. For siblings, this trauma is further deepened if they are separated from each other. The sibling relationship is usually strong, but siblings who come from hard places often have a deeper bond. Many times, those siblings have only
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Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

In 2017, 45% of Coyote Hill’s school age children were reading below grade level upon arrival. Many foster children have gaps in their education from moving around frequently or coming from families who don’t prioritize school.
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