Ride with Pride- Community PartnershipPeople Places and Ride with Pride have partnered for many years to provide therapeutic experiences for foster children. Kelsey Lasher, the Program Director at Cedar Creek Stables, is passionate about the work she does. "I love that Ride with Pride feels like a home away from home. The horses always welcome new and returning visitors... They can brighten anyone's day in an instant. I also love what Ride with Pride can do for its riders. Nothing makes me happier then helping riders achieve new goals and build on life skills," she said. Read more here!Ride with Pride
Why We FosterLong time People Places foster parents, Randall and Elder recently shared details on their decision to foster and how they found the agency. “The most rewarding thing is to see the progress that children make while in your care." Read Their StoryWhy We Foster
"Go for it! Kids need you."One Teaching Parent shares what she loves about being a foster mom! She says her kids love camping, going to the beach, and Chinese food. Read more about her family and advice here.“Go for it! Kids need you.”
Shawn Winfrey: Foster Care to College and BeyondShawn Winfrey is a former foster child who entered care due to neglect. Once he was placed by People Places, things changed for Shawn. He shared, "My second placement was a blessing; I had a great foster mother who was employed by People Places and she worked hard to help me manage my anger and become academically sound. She pushed me to participate in sports and even continue playing in the orchestra." Read Shawn's full story and see what he is up to now!Shawn Winfrey: Foster Care to College and Beyond
Fostering Makes a Difference- One Family's StoryWe recently asked one of our Teaching Parents, Heaven, about her family’s journey- fostering children. She immediately replied, “What an honor! There is nothing I love more than talking about how amazing my kids are.” She responded to all of our questions about the ins and outs of being a foster parent. See what she has to say here!Fostering Makes a Difference- One Family’s Story
Thank you for your service!This Veteran’s Day, People Places would like to recognize two of our Teaching Parents and adoptive parents who served our country before serving their community and children in need. Megan and Rock Watson both served in the Army and met when they were assigned to the same company. (Megan served for 3 years and Rock for 10 years.) Both completed basic training at Fort Jackson, in South Carolina, and further training at Fort Gordon, in Georgia. Megan went on to serve during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Rock later served a tour in Korea. Click Here to Read MoreThank You for Your Service!