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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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.
I had the pleasure of accompanying Jamerika Haynes, foster alum, advocate, and currently Ms. Evergreen, to Treehouse where she presented them with Miss Jessie’s curly hair products needed by many ethnic girls in foster care. (Jamerika is Ms. Evergreen State 2018 through the USA Ambassador Pageant. Her service platform is ‘A Chance to Succeed: Empowering Youth in Foster Care.’ In July,
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The Independent Living Program & Children’s Administration hosted Passages 2018, an annual event celebrating the accomplishments of youth in foster care who are either graduating high school or completing their GED. Graduates shared their accomplishments, their post-secondary plans and acknowledged those in attendance who had supported them. The evening was full of food, fun,
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