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
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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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 direction
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Jesse had a great time at Celebrate 18! now she’s heading for college and wants a mentor more than ever.You Can Make That Happen!Tammy just graduated from high schooland is not quite sure what her next steps will be.You Can Help Her Decide!!Bev is working part time and going to school part timebut she’s having
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We are so thankful to all of our wonderful supporters. Your generosity is truly appreciated and we’re very excited to present our video telling the story of Eileen & Callie’s Place. Click here. https://vimeo.com/332125735
4th Annual Benefit Breakfast Served Up Great Results. Thank You for donating over $16,000 at our 4th Annual Benefit Breakfast. Alki Bakery served up a scrumptious meal, Jamerika Haynes, the current Ms .Evergreen and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus welcomed our guests and Captain Lisa Barnes once again captivated the audience as she shared her story of being in over
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Billed as the greatest, most exciting, biggest blessing birthday party ever Celebrate 18! is just around the corner. Preparations are being finalized to honor 100 girls turning 18 and aging out of the foster care system with clothes, shoes, jewelry, makeovers, resource connections and gifts galore this July. Each girl will receive a new 22″ rolling duffel bag
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Eileen & Callie’s Place was honored as a HERO at the Federal Way Public Schools Fourth Annual Heroes Banquet. The organization was recognized along with several other community organizations, volunteers, and school staff for their contributions and support of the schools and student-scholars and specifically for mentoring at Todd Beamer and Federal Way High Schools. On
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Dr. Gregory Jantz, recognized for pioneering whole-person care over thirty years ago, has joined the Advisory Council of Eileen & Callie’s Place adding his expertise to assist the organization in identifying resources to support these young ladies as they transition into adulthood.
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!