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

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

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?

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?

Chris Colgan Starts Fundraiser to Honor Parents

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

6 Tips for Being Mindful of Trauma During the Holidays 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… Continue reading 6 Tips for Being Mindful of Trauma During the Holidays

Adoptionly Yours Supports Together We Rise

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

What Happens to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care?

What Happens to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care? Thousands of teens find themselves in the foster care system after enduring some sort of trauma. Teen girls in or from unstable homes or communities are more likely to experience teen pregnancy. Inevitably, there are pregnant teens in foster care. But what happens to them and their… Continue reading What Happens to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care?

The Harsh Reality Behind Aging Out of Foster Care

The Harsh Reality Behind Aging Out of Foster Care The harsh reality behind aging out of foster care is complex. Many hold personal beliefs that foster youth at 18 are adults and should be able to just get out in the world and make a life. We ask you to reflect on your experience after… Continue reading The Harsh Reality Behind Aging Out of Foster Care

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand Finding volunteer opportunities for kids can be tough. Siena, an elementary school student, used her creativity, passion, and discipline to give back to youth in the foster care system. At just 7 years old, she crafted a plan to run a lemonade stand at… Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand

Virtual Team Building with Verizon Media

Virtual Team Building with Verizon Media Virtual team building is a great way to keep your team engaged and active. This past week we had a great time working with Verizon’s Media team on a Safer at Home Community Service Project. Since the start of the pandemic, so many people have felt disconnected and isolated,… Continue reading Virtual Team Building with Verizon Media