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Connection is Key!

Connection is Key!

"Those of us who serve and care for “children from hard places,” know about fear first-hand, and know intimately its impact on the lives of children, youth, and adults. The opposite of fear is felt-safety, and we know how to promote felt-safety, and that is through...

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Reflections – Openness by Jo VanDyk

Reflections – Openness by Jo VanDyk

I preached about openness from the beginning, because it seemed right in principle. Now, I preach it because I’ve learned it’s value in practice too. My foster daughter comes from a family of tender, gracious and generous women, and they’ve welcomed me in. Grandma P...

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Reflections – Caring for Special Needs by Melanie Banks

Reflections – Caring for Special Needs by Melanie Banks

Our respite fostering journey began over 8 years ago.  At the time I was homeschooling our two daughters and felt a tugging on my heart to help them to see the importance of serving others.  We decided as a family to open our home for respite two weekends a month. We...

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Reflections of a Foster Mom

Reflections of a Foster Mom

Unpacking another mother's bag has undone me today. Unfolding tiny, faded shirts and pants and placing them in empty drawers that were not their planned destination. Thinking of the hands that tucked them one by one into the bag. Folding away days, maybe weeks, maybe...

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Reflections – A Prayer by Kyra Abbott

Reflections – A Prayer by Kyra Abbott

Heavenly Father, “I praise you for gifting me with a foster mama’s heart and for settling me - a childless woman - as a” happy mother of children” in my home. When I wondered whether I would make it through the tedious application and intensive home study phases, and...

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Reflections – Heroes and Hard Places by Amy Jo Smith

Reflections – Heroes and Hard Places by Amy Jo Smith

Over the past few years I have often shared in conversation that I am an Early Childhood Educator and spend a lot of my days teaching kindergarten. I get varied responses.  'Oh! How sweet! What a fun job!"  Or 'Wow...I could NEVER do that job! Takes a special person!"...

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Organization Spotlights

Organization Spotlight – Matthew House Ottawa

Organization Spotlight – Matthew House Ottawa

“I was a stranger, and you invited me in” Matthew 25:35 Home is a place where families can feel safe, loved, and have a sense of belonging. Matthew House Ottawa’s Furniture Bank program and Refugee Services provides this feeling of home by meeting both the physical...

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Organization Spotlight – Destiny Adoptions

Organization Spotlight – Destiny Adoptions

Destiny Adoption is a nonprofit that works with families who are looking to adopt, as well as birth parents who are looking to place their children for adoption. Sixteen years ago, when founder and executive director Kim Sabourin learned that Canada had 30,000 kids...

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Organization Spotlight – Fight4Freedom

Organization Spotlight – Fight4Freedom

. When Sheila Ruttan speaks about the work she does with Fight4Freedom tears are always very near at hand. This is a woman whose heart is tender for every woman caught in the sex trade industry and she is overjoyed and celebrates when any lady choices to leave the...

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