Hope Is Real

10/30/2015 in Category

“The reality is, we don’t have a solution.” - Holly Bernard

Thursday mornings have turned into a ritual of heartbreak and hope. Before the rush of an early morning staff meeting and the

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It takes a village to raise a kid

10/12/2015 in Category

9 years ago we started Sozo and Sozo Late Night. Every Friday night the People’s Center gym in Hilltop was jam-packed with teenagers for two hours. We soon had a really good problem…there were so

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Lobby Days

9/15/2015 in Category

This is a letter to the many foster children and youth I have had the privilege of knowing over the past few years. I have been changed, and am forever grateful.

Sitting next to you and your

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“Your seat on the bus”

9/6/2015 in Category

“Welcome to the team…here’s your seat on the bus."

A few weeks ago we welcomed our newest City Life staff, Jonah Ssebegala, as the Tillicum Youth & Family Center Director. Right away Jonah jumped

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1 Mile = A World Away

8/24/2015 in Category

“Is there a Vietnamese Church in Tacoma?”

Recently I received a text from a foster parent asking if we knew any Vietnamese churches in the area. The foster youth in her home, Jackie, was feeling

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