A Bright Start

Last month we celebrated our 6th annual graduating class of Thornwell’s four-year-old kindergarten program (4K) – the Class of 2019! It was also the second graduating class of Thornwell’s three…

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Thornwell Life | 2019 Volume 2

This issue of Thornwell Life features stories from the annual 3K and 4K graduation, residential program seniors, and a Building Families success story. The newsletter also shares the hope of…

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Turning Darkness into Light

  by Rev. Elliot M. Smith, President Sweet summertime, “the good ole days.” Maybe you remember your salty, sun-kissed face after a fun-filled day doing all of your favorite things….

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Be a HERO for Kids like David

by Rev. Elliot M. Smith, President Eight-year-old David never slept in pajamas. He wouldn’t even get under the covers. Instead, he would lie down on top of the comforter,  sleeping…

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First Thing to do When a Child is Placed in Your Home

The first moments when you meet a new child are critical. The first impression that the child has of you and your home can set the tone for the relationship…

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Job Posting: Thornwell Foster Parent

A foster parent has temporary custody of a child who has been removed from their biological family due to abuse, neglect, or another issue which makes their living situation unsafe…

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Foster Care 101

There can be a lot of misconceptions about foster care, which can come from a lot of different places. We want to do our best to educate you about what…

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Foster Kids are Rocket Ships

Raise your hand if you’ve ever considered becoming a foster parent but thought “I could never do that because I’d get too attached and it would be too hard to…

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Why Foster Care Matters to You

Foster Care matters to me, and I think it should matter to you too. I never wanted to be a foster parent. It’s not that I was against it, but…

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