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.”
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!
“These kids give to us, too, so much as parents” - Diane BellDiane has been a foster parent, an adoptive parent, and now employee of People Places for thirteen years. What makes the organization special to her? “I believed this is what it was supposed to be like. We were treated with such dignity and respect, while always putting the kids first.” “These kids give to us, too, so much as parents,” she added smiling. She went on to say, “People Places really put what they advertised to practice and there was no judgment. The people are not just here to fill a job. They are meant to be here. We are a family with a shared vision.” Read Diane's Full StoryDiane Bell