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Happy August! Read on to learn more about our recent developments and news in the foster and kinship care community.

In this edition:   
Life as a Foster Child  |  A Home in Tacoma  |  Fall Benefit: Mixing Things Up  |  News in Foster Care  |  Tell Us
Stability and permanence … take a moment to reflect upon what these mean for you. Belonging to a loving family and having a permanent place to call home might come to mind. For many children across the United States, the truth is stability and permanence are lost when they are removed from their families and homes and are placed into the uncertainty of foster care.

Read one person’s story of life as a foster child.

Recent reports state that, in the United States, there are more than 408,000* children in the foster care system and 2,712,000** children living in public and private kinship care. In Washington State over 10,000 are in foster care and 53,000 are in kinship care. Too many children go without a happy childhood that prepares them for a bright future. Learn about our solution. >> 

TacomaTacoma Bound
We have identified potential land for Hope Lights Community in Tacoma and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tacoma Housing Authority and Guardian Real Estate Services! This is not a formal contract but is a great accomplishment and a milestone in our progress. More about what this means. >>

TacomaMOGFall Benefit: This year we’re mixing things up!
Tacoma may become our home, so what better way to meet the community than to host our annual event down south? We’re excited to announce the Museum of Glass as the location of the event. Mark Saturday, October 27 on your calendar and forward the Save the Date to those you think would like to attend. Sneak preview. >>

We are looking for Sponsors, Table Captains, and Volunteers for the Fall Benefit.
If you are interested, contact Laurie Perkins by email or call her at 253-267-7022.
News in Foster Care: Stories Worth Sharing
Foster Child Endures 14 Homes in 9 Years (Video)
Compassion Helps Foster Kids Cope (Article)

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Together we will build Hope Lights multigenerational community. 


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