Category Archives: Kids At Risk

We, as a community, need to work together to make sure that every child has people in their lives who think they are special and important and has the skills they need to be successful adults. It truly does take a village.

Blondes Turning Heads in Prison

paws4people.org, one of the non-profits I volunteer with, is truly changing the lives of prison inmates, veterans, children and anyone who crosses paths with their programs. It starts with adorable puppies, who begin their training at the Lionheart School working with … Continue reading

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“Miss Beverly is awesome!”

When Beverly Howard was in high school, she aspired to be just like her French teacher, “a beautiful, poised, sophisticated black woman.” Today, Beverly is a dynamic, enthusiastic spitfire and her foster-kid-charges will tell you that she is absolutely perfect … Continue reading

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More People, Working Together, can Make Change a Reality for Children in Foster Care

I was invited to attend the Metropolitan Council of Governments Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon in recognition of the work I do with the Wednesday’s Child program in the DC-Metro area.  Click here to see my speech. As I said … Continue reading

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Three Little Boys of Mime

Before I was a photographer, I was a beleaguered internet executive, trying to make sense of 9/11. I left my job and in 2002, became a St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home volunteer homework tutor for foster kids, becoming known … Continue reading

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The Gift of Photos: An Insignificant Hedge against the Future of Orphans in Ecuador

I had many preconceived notions about the orphans I was to meet on my trip to Ecuador. I thought the children were going to be similar to the kids I had met in Mississippi, children who lived in poverty and … Continue reading

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“Manana, Bruja?” (“Tomorrow, Witch?”)

Ecuador: Day One We visited two orphanages on our first day here.  One for kids seven and under and one for boys twelve and under. I had all kinds of expectations about what orphanages in Ecuador were going to be … Continue reading

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From TV to Permanent Home

In the Washington DC metro area, foster kids who are available for adoption, bravely go on NBC-4 in hopes that someone wonderful will see their segment and want to become their “forever family.” Many of the children describe the hour … Continue reading

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