Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month

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Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of black and African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in industry, politics, science, culture, and more. As Together We Rise continues to honor the achievements of our fellow… Continue reading Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month

Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest Winner

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Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest Winner When Allan and Alice were only four years old, they were placed in the foster home of Derek & Lesli Baltz. The couple became their forever family because reunification with their birth parents was not an option for this pair. However, destiny had other plans… Continue reading Former Foster Youth Gives Back As National Mullet Contest Winner

Bush Animal Clinic Help Local Foster Youth With Together We Rise

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Bush Animal Clinic Help Local Foster Youth With Together We Rise Since 2015 the Bush Animal Clinic has partnered with Together We Rise to help local foster youth. Together with the local community Bush Animal Clinic in Albany, Georgia raised enough funds to sponsor five different service activities. This year their goal is to fundraise and… Continue reading Bush Animal Clinic Help Local Foster Youth With Together We Rise

Feel Good Friday- Help Celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day

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Feel Good Friday- Help Celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day It is Feel Good Friday and there is a lot to be grateful for. Today we ask you to help us celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day! You may be wondering, what is a “Gotcha Day?” Well, that my friends, depends on who you ask. Many people view it… Continue reading Feel Good Friday- Help Celebrate Nico’s Gotcha Day

Holiday Shopping Sprees 2021 Brings Holiday Cheer to 100 Teens in Foster Care

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Holiday Shopping Sprees 2021 Together We Rise is so grateful to be back and hosting our 2021 Holiday Shopping Sprees. The pandemic continues to hold a lot of uncertainty for foster youth and their families. Offering this event helps bring joy to teens, especially since they are able to pick out exactly what they’d like.… Continue reading Holiday Shopping Sprees 2021 Brings Holiday Cheer to 100 Teens in Foster Care

Tips on Introducing a New Placement to Your Friends and Family

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Many people wonder how to introduce a new placement to the people in their lives, especially those closest to us, friends, and family. I truly believe the best way is to first start by discussing that you are going to begin receiving placements in the first place, and WHY!?? I think many people miss the… Continue reading Tips on Introducing a New Placement to Your Friends and Family

What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care?

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Attachment Trauma in foster care is one of those topics that for some people feels like once you get a family “it should all go away.” Unfortunately, that is unlikely the case especially when you understand how trauma brain works. I am not going to go into all of the specifics of the brain in… Continue reading What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care?

Chris Colgan Starts Fundraiser to Honor Parents

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Chris Colgan Starts Fundraiser to Honor Parents April 20th, 2019, started out like any other day for Chris Colgan Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chris, now 18, was 16 at the time and planned on spending the Saturday hanging out with his friends while his dad took his mom out on their boat to celebrate… Continue reading Chris Colgan Starts Fundraiser to Honor Parents

6 Tips for Being Mindful of Trauma During the Holidays

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Navigating trauma during the holidays can be tough. Imagine for instance you have been removed from your home and family. Despite what occurred for you to be removed you still miss, love, and long to be together again…this is foster care…this is the struggle we face when we have been removed from our family origin.… Continue reading 6 Tips for Being Mindful of Trauma During the Holidays

Adoptionly Yours Supports Together We Rise

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Adoptionly Yours Supports Together We Rise One of the amazing things about Together We Rise is that our supporters love to lend their skills to help. Our friends Jayne Alfieri and Stacy Clark, co-founders of Tiny Type Studios in Tampa, FL, took their talents to launch Adoptionly Yours greeting cards. What is Adoptionly Yours Greetings Cards?… Continue reading Adoptionly Yours Supports Together We Rise


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