Stories of hope and struggle face foster youth

Below are links to good articles that appeared recently in the news. These stories of hope and struggle are meant to inspire and inform. They are shared to encourage and educate.  Please share this link with those you think would benefit from the positive examples and overcoming stories. Some stories are a sad reflection of…

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Help Covenant give hope through Give Big Kern!

I woke up really excited this morning.  While I’m always passionate about the work I do here at Covenant Community Services and Covenant Coffee, there’s something else that’s got me pumped. Today, May 3rd, thousands of Kern County residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during GIVE BIG KERN. Today, every donation and…

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An errand reminds of purpose and hope

This last week, Kim and I ran some errands and one took us to a local pet store. As we approached the storefront, I noticed a young man crouched near the entrance and he was begging for support. I shook it off yet noted his youth and despair. As we shopped, the thought of the…

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Foster Care, Former Foster Youth, and Oprhans in the News

The team at Covenant Community Services, Inc. has compiled informative articles from the news media regarding foster care, former foster youth and orphans. The news is gleaned from around the world and will help the community stay informed about current issues, best practices and ways to get involved. General Foster Care News Foster care population drops…

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Covenant Christmas Open House this Friday!

Covenant Community Services, Inc will celebrate an early Christmas by hosting an Open House this Friday at the HQ of Hope! The event will begin at 4:00pm and continue until 7:30pm. There will be a dinner served between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Light appetizers and party trays will be available throughout the event! The host for…

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News Recap of Foster Care

The links below represent news we thought would be good to share. The news covers foster care, child abuse and neglect, adoption and former foster youth in the United States and abroad. The Foster Care System: What parents Wish We Knew – News coverage of the foster care system is often in response to stories about…

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Community Suppports Foster Youth Services

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant), is a nonprofit 501(c)3 based in Bakersfield, California. The mission of Covenant is “providing hope and love to abused and neglected children”. Covenant accomplishes mission through partnerships with the local community including those from the faith, corporate and private sector. Recently, Covenant has received funding from Imbibe Wines, Bakersfield, California’s…

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Foster care news and notes

This is an online news summary of articles related to foster care, child abuse and neglect and former foster youth. The articles are compiled by the team at Covenant and posted for your use, education and awareness. Soothe your soul and taste buds – This is a review of Covenant Coffee by Bakersfield Californian food…

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Foster Care News You Can Use

Covenant will begin a new feature on this blog that includes a recap of current news that we find worthy to share. There is so much information that comes out on a regular basis about foster care but most of it seems negative in scope. Thus, Covenant will strive to present an accurate yet balanced…

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Foster-youth mentors can build legacies both great and small

Steve Jobs’ death is a great loss to the technological world. He left a meaningful legacy through Apple, the hugely successful company he founded. However, Jobs’ ability to use his skills to impact the development of technology was not based on his knowledge and talent alone. Jobs benefited from a compassionate individual who helped him…

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