Murtis Taylor

06/11/24, 01:39 PM
Charleston, South Carolina will always be a special place for Linda Holmes. However, in this phase of her life, she finds herself grateful to live in Cuyahoga County.
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Levy Funded Program Provides Workforce Training for High Schoolers

12/21/23, 11:07 AM
The Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council has partnered with the Values-in-Action (VIA) Foundation to provide workforce training services to local youth. The purpose of the program is to help participating students identify their career interests while developing their character strengths, workplace values and practical skills.
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Finding Families for Kids: Permanency Workers Share Experience and Insight on Adoption

11/17/23, 01:30 PM
There are more than 300 children in Cuyahoga County who need a permanent family. Laura Fonseca and Matthew Goodwin are part of the team responsible for finding them loving homes. Fonseca, a Permanency Support Specialist, and Goodwin, a Child Protection Specialist, have close to 50 years of combined experience at Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). In recognition of National Adoption Month, the pair share their thoughts about adoption and the need for the community to do its part to provide for our most vulnerable.
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Justice’s Journey to Adoption

11/01/23, 04:08 PM
Justice has been a fighter for his entire young life. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Justice works with rehabilitative professionals and has made strides to improve his motor-functioning skills. Justice's heartwarming story serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, dedication, and the essential role each person plays in assisting youth in their quest to find their forever families.
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From Storms to Rainbows: A Newly Emancipated Youth is Already Making Change

07/14/23, 12:01 PM
Chris Anderson, a resilient 19-year-old who has weathered numerous storms in his young life, is now using his experiences to provide support and guidance for those in need within our community. Having recently gained emancipation from the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Foster Care Program, Chris is determined to effect positive change for youth who are now experiencing many similar adversities.
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