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.
From Eileen & Callie's Place
I’m so grateful to rally behind THIS organization, over the years, as they continue to work with, mentor, and partner with the young ladies aging out of the foster care system…It’s such a worthy mission that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing grow over the years. CONGRATULATIONS DR. Natalie Ellington & Eileen and Callie’s Place
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Reflections from an old friend:
We won’t forget the girls who turned 18 in 2020! We’ll double up and bless 18 and 19-year old girls at Celebrate 18! 2021.
Even during these crazy times, we celebrate! My name is Kimberly Melendrez I am 18 years old and I just recently graduated from Todd Beamer High School and am going to be a freshmen at the University of Washington Tacoma in the fall. Kim’s high school graduation in June was a ceremony with no audience but
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An update from Jamerika … I am still on Cloud 9! My husband Greg and I have been married for two weeks now. We are settling into married life – running a household, learning about each other (still:), and writing thank you cards to everyone who made our special day happen! When I ponder on
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Christmas Shopping Made Easy!! I’m aging out of foster care and all I want for Christmas is a Birthday Party!Sadly, many girls aging out of foster care have never experienced the joy of a birthday party and turning 18 has not been a time to celebrate but rather a time of uncertainty and anxiety, without clear
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Eileen & Callie’s Place had the privilege of participating in the first Brave Mini Meetup at the Salvation Army Church in White Center. The event centered around wellness and body positivity and an inspirational keynote by The Healthy Edge CEO, Amber Thiel. The girls enjoyed a cross-fit class, preparing dinner, and learning a choreographed dance to “This
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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!”
Who We Are
Welcome to our new board!