Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USA

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Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USA Together We Rise and Mercedes-Benz USA met in Atlanta, Georgia on January 25th for our first in-person team building event of 2022! Mercedes-Benz USA is committed to uplifting the community through philanthropic partnerships that empower the next generation. “We live and work in communities that do not always have… Continue reading Making a Difference with Mercedes-Benz USA

Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering

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Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering This week for Feel Good Friday we want to honor the amazing Thalia Thornton for her 50 years of fostering. Since 1972, the 85-year-old has helped raise more than 700 children in her Oceanport, NJ home. According to Angela Allora, a retired nurse who worked for New Jersey’s… Continue reading Help Celebrate Thalia’s 50 Years Of Fostering

5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens

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5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens Teens in foster care often get a bad rap. We can all agree that there is a general misconception when it comes to teens, think of sayings like, “the teenage years,” or “troubled teens.” So when it comes to fostering, many people prefer to start with younger children.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens

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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Tips on Introducing a New Placement to Your Friends and Family 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… Continue reading Tips on Introducing a New Placement to Your Friends and Family

What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care?

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What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care? 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… Continue reading What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care?


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1 of 4

1 out of every 4 youth in foster care will become homeless within 4 years of aging out.

80%

80% of inmates incarcerated in U.S. prisons have spent time
in foster care

50%

Less than 50% of foster youth receive a high school diploma

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Children in foster care are 3Xs more likely to have considered suicide than their peers

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18-44

2.6% of adults in America ages 18-44 have spent time in foster care

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We need everyone's support to make Giving Tuesday a success. Whether you can participate in a service activity, start a fundraiser, or simply donate a dollar, your contribution helps bring dignity and respect to foster youth nationwide.

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