7 Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family

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Try these 7 bonding activities to do with your foster family. Together We Rise is a nationwide children’s nonprofit helping foster families.

6 Summer Activities for Foster Families

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6 Summer Activities for Foster Families We all have fond memories of childhood summers. Hanging out with friends all day long or laughing while doing fun activities with our families. The first day of summer vacation is every kid’s favorite day! Summer activities also provide the perfect opportunity for foster families to bond and make… Continue reading 6 Summer Activities for Foster Families

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

Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support

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Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support Children around the United States struggle while entering the foster care system. It is a problem that needs to be addressed. The trauma, heartbreak, and challenges these children experience are difficult for anyone to handle, let alone a child. One place in the US experiencing major issues within… Continue reading Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support

Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School

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Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School Teenage foster children transfer from school to school as they move from foster home to foster home. The lack of consistency in education is one of the reasons that 50% of foster youth do not graduate high school. This year in Houston, over 100 foster children… Continue reading Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School

Kids Up for Adoption Through Foster Care

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Kids Up for Adoption Through Foster Care Did you know there are over 125K kids up for adoption through foster care? Not only are these children in need of loving homes, in most states adoption through foster care is free! Today we chat with Stephanie Acker about the best kid in the entire world, her… Continue reading Kids Up for Adoption Through Foster Care

Single Parent Adoption is Possible Through Foster Care

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Single Parent Adoption is Possible Through Foster Care Single parent adoption is possible through foster care! Many single individuals are looking to start their families but may not know that adoption is an option for them. Today Together We Rise speaks with Ramos about his single parent adoption journey. Starting as a Foster Parent In… Continue reading Single Parent Adoption is Possible Through Foster Care

5 Things You Should Know About Fostering

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5 Things You Should Know About Fostering Together We Rise has interviewed hundreds of foster parents about their foster care journeys. While everyone has different reasons, there are still many misconceptions about fostering. So here is our list of the top 5 things you should know about fostering. 1. Support Networks are Important Becoming a… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Fostering

First Foster Home Community Opens in Texas

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First Foster Home Community Opens in Texas The first foster home community opens in Grayson County Texas this summer. There is a huge push for foster care reform and one rising trend is foster villages and foster communities. Susie Holamon, the founder of the Geary Foster Foundation, created the first eight-home foster community outside of… Continue reading First Foster Home Community Opens in Texas

5 COVID Safe Date Night Ideas

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5 COVID Safe Date Night Ideas Even before COVID, it can be hard to find time for romance as a parent. Just because we are living through a pandemic doesn’t mean we can’t reconnect with our partners. Here are our top 5 COVID safe date night ideas. 1. Backyard Movie Night A fun and COVID… Continue reading 5 COVID Safe Date Night Ideas


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What Is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
Together, we can bring resources and awareness to foster youth nationwide.

Help Heal The Foster Care Community

With Your Support, We Can Change Lives

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

3X

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

Ages
18-44

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

Get Involved With Giving Tuesday

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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Become a recurring donor by joining the Foster Love Club. Help change the way children experience the foster care system.