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Project Inspiration

November 2, 2011

The very definition of a non-profit is the opposite of many of the motives that drive most organizations. It is work for a cause, a right, a group, an enterprise to help and serve others: the sick, the hungry, the economically and culturally underserved or starved. People who work in non-profits hold up the mirror to those who don’t. The non-profit motive exists as an emblem of the spirit of charity, giving, helpfulness and empathy, creativity and caring. read more

Debt Ceiling Deal Leaves Education Programs Vulnerable, Protects Medicaid and CHIP

June 30, 2011

Child Advocates call on Congress to Address Economic Issues around Jobs, Child Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness. read more

The Future of Foster Care. A Revolution for Change

2011 Foster Youth Internship Report. view PDF

Children in Care Continue to Be Left Behind

July 15, 2011

July 16 marks the 15th anniversary of the “look back” eligibility requirement for federal foster care assistance, and as a result fewer children are eligible for federal foster care support today than when the decision was initially made. The “look back” refers to the eligibility link to the now defunct Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program as it existed on July 16, 1996, when AFDC was replaced by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant. read more

Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Hosts First “Speakers Series” Event

July 14, 2011

The Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, co-chaired by Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA), today hosted its first event of the new “Speakers Series.” The series is designed to bring “grassroot practitioners of innovative programs and strategies” to Washington, DC to share their approaches to improving outcomes for foster youth. The goal is to inform policymakers and advocates about what is happening and working for foster kids around the country. read more

Lasses to Ladies Tea at the Mandarin

June 30, 2011

Lasses to Ladies: Tea inspires women of foster care
Oh My Goff

Local celebrities motivate at Lasses to Ladies Annual Tea
9 News Now , WUSA

At Home With Victoria - Interview with Danielle Jennings of Blessed Haven, Inc.

November 30, 2010

TV newsanchor/reporter, Victoria Gaither, interviews Danielle Jennings. Danielle discussed the upcoming Holiday fundraiser and gift drive at Panache Restaurant and Lounge on December 9, 2010 at 5pm. (Starts at around 36min mark). listen to the show

Presidential Proclamation-National Foster Care Month

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nearly a half-million children and youth are in foster care in America, all entering the system through no fault of their own. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the promise of children and youth in foster care, as well as former foster youth. We also celebrate the professionals and foster parents who demonstrate the depth and kindness of the human heart. read more

Catholics end D.C. Foster-Care Program

Thursday, February 18, 2010, The Washington Times by Julia Duin

The Archdiocese of Washington's decision to drop its foster care program is the first casualty of the District of Columbia's pending same-sex marriage law that will obligate all outside contractors dealing with the city to recognize gay couples. read more

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