Tag - foster child

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Fresh air and fairways for annual golf fundraiser

2020 has not afforded us many times to gather as a community, so the annual Corcoran House Golf Scramble was particularly special this year. The yearly fundraiser for Corcoran House took place on Sept.17 at The Fortress Golf Course in beautiful Frankenmuth. This was the 30th Annual Golf Scramble and it was one to remember. (more…)
A young girl in foster care hugs a woman in an outdoor field.

Kids in Foster Care in Michigan are a lot younger than you think

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be in foster care  in Michigan. And perhaps even more about what it takes to step up and become a foster parent.

One of the biggest misunderstandings we face at Holy Cross Services is the perception that children in care are only children with behavioral issues.

This could not be further from the truth. So, let us explain a little more about the realities of foster care in America and, particularly, in Michigan.

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Sharon Berkobien, CEO, Holy Cross Services

“Change the life of one.”

Holy Cross Services’ leader lives the mission

Sometimes it is the smallest people who teach us the biggest lessons. Sharon Berkobien sees this happen every day. “I've just learned a tremendous amount about resiliency and what that takes,” she says. “About what people can actually survive and go through and come out the other side.” (more…)

A foster child finds peace in a forever home

Most kids find their parents nagging them to clean up their room just plain annoying. For Jarrett, it’s the normalcy he’s been missing in his life, and he’s not complaining one bit. “With my family…I went out to eat, I made the bed; the bed that I’m supposed to be making,” smiled the 10-year-old. A bed that is finally Jarrett’s own, in a permanent home after years spent in transition. He first entered care when he was four years old. (more…)
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How to foster a teenager

There are many benefits to fostering a teen. There are plenty of rewarding milestones to be part of, including watching them grow into adulthood, seeing them head off to college and supporting them through graduation. (more…)