Why We Do What We Do
Every young woman aging out of foster care will have a safe place to live, the opportunity to become independent, and develop the skills needed to maintain a positive and productive lifestyle.
To empower, educate and train young women aged out of foster care to utilize life skills and community resources to support their ability to sustain an independent lifestyle.
What's new at Eileen & Callie's Place
Cheryl Sesnon, Executive Director, Jubilee Women’s Center Cheryl is dedicated to helping people find a pathway out of hopelessness and into lives of possibility and fulfillment. Life challenges in Cheryl’s own personal history created a calling to work in the nonprofit sector. She cherishes the opportunity to guide women toward a new path in life, as
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Sarah Gray, Associate Dean ~ Bellevue College | Workforce Education ~ Dr. Natalie Ellington, Founder & Executive Director of Eileen & Callie’s Place is pleased to announce that Sarah Gray, Associate Dean at Bellevue College | Workforce Education has joined our Board of Directors effective immediately. With her wealth of experience, commitment to serving, and
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Mentor Training is scheduled for Saturday, August 5th 10:30 – 12 noon at the Kent Regional Library in the big conference room. The manuals are being proofed and will be ready for distribution. We’ll have time for an overview and discussion regarding the contents. Sgt Andrew Grove of the Kent Police Dept. will be on hand
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Eileen & Callie’s Place hosts 1st Community Resource Fair Make plans to join us on Saturday, August 5TH 1 pm to 4 pm. Bring your friends and family and EXPLORE! Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 1pm to 4pm – Dr. Natalie Ellington, Founder and Executive Director of Eileen & Callie’s Place will host The 1st Community
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Amazon’s third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 Shop for amazing deals on Prime Day at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3905016 Amazon will donate to Eileen & Callies Place. . When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Eileen
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Dr. Natalie Ellington – Host Join us for an Orientation Meeting where we’ll share commitments to our vision, our mission, and our strategy. Saturday, July 8th, 10:30 AM to 12 Noon Kent Regional Library ~212 2nd Avenue ~ Kent, WA 98032 This meeting is to formulate our commitment to serving these young ladies. At this
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MESSAGE FROM HOST Eileen & Callie’s Place is now recruiting mentors and volunteers interested in serving young ladies (18 – 24 yrs old) who have aged out of foster care. Join us for an Information Meeting where we’ll share our vision, our mission, and our strategy. Saturday, June 17th ~ 10:30 am to 12:00
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A note from the Mayor of Auburn ~ Nancy Backus I always say that this is a community that truly cares about each other, and events this week just help to re-emphasize that. Thursday morning Dr. Natalie Ellington, Founder and Executive Director of Eileen & Callie’s Place hosted a fundraiser breakfast at our very own
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Eileen & Callie’s Place – Our Story Eileen & Callie’s Place is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to empowering, educating and training young women aged out of foster care. Empowering – creating a new normal through self-actualization; Educating – personalized for each individual: Training – walking alongside, just like training wheels. Established in 2014 by Dr.
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What we do
Empower ~ Educate ~ Train
It’s our goal to create a new normal for each one of our young ladies. It’s important that the mentors start by laying a strong foundation to build a trusting relationship. Through that relationship true hopes and dreams – some buried in self-doubt or shattered by words of discouragement – can be brought to life. Self-confidence leading to the recognition of what can be and what can be done regardless of or in spite of past experiences is another step in creating the new normal and empowering these young ladies to embrace life. Whether it’s a GED, a post-secondary degree (associate, bachelor, masters and beyond), vocational training or certification of some sort, education is a must! Now that the goal has been identified – mapping the education needed is the next step. Our training component consists of “being there until you’re stable”. We’ve all experienced the child learning how to ride a bike in the training wheel stage. If you let go before they say they’re ready and they fall – they won’t get back on. But, if you hold on until they say “I got it!” even if they fall they’ll get back on the bike because they made the decision they were ready. We’re with our young ladies until they say “I got this”, while encouraging them and helping them to “get it!”