Foster Care

Poker Run, Walk or Crawl Benefiting Palmetto Place

Are Harley Davidson bikes your passion? Do you enjoy playing poker? Do you want to help support the kids at Palmetto Place? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the Poker Run, Walk, or Crawl is for you! Spend Saturday, June 4th at the Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson! Registration starts at 10:00… Read more »

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Held annually in April, Child Abuse Prevention Month is the nationally designated month to acknowledge the importance of communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Think back to your childhood. Did someone help make it great? Maybe you had a grandparent, siblings, a teacher or a coach who looked out for you. Maybe… Read more »

A New Year’s Resolution

One of our favorite activities each January is the kids’ New Year’s Resolutions! We thought you’d enjoy seeing what’s on their minds for 2016. Our youngest, a 4-year-old, wants to eat more Chinese food and to go to school. This week we were able to enroll her in 4K. A 7-year-old boy wants a pet… Read more »

Dear Santa…

All of our kids wrote their letters to Santa earlier this month and, as you can probably imagine, Santa received a wide range of requests. Our little boys asked for action figures, toy airplanes and footballs, our teen girls want hair supplies, make up and jewelry. One wanted help paying for her dream prom dress…. Read more »

When Your “Babies” Leave

When I took this position I knew it was going to be hard. “How do you care for a child for months, and then watch them leave?” I asked myself. Many people gave advice on how they’d handle a job like this, one where a child becomes attached to you, they call you mommy, you… Read more »

September is Hunger Action Month

Did you know that 1 in 6 people struggle to get enough to eat? What about the fact that food insecurities are particularly harmful to children? Many people think hunger is directly influenced by poverty. Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty in the United States is only one of many… Read more »

Kevin’s day off

Monday marked the first day of school for our children… well, everyone except Kevin. Kevin was thrilled to have the whole big house and all of the houseparents’ attention to himself today. He said that he woke up later than everyone else – and it “ROCKED!” Later, he took his two new favorite toys, Batman… Read more »

My Favorite Firecracker

Kayleigh Medina was a volunteer at Palmetto Place in the spring of 2015. These are her reflections on her time with our kids:   For the past semester, I’ve been volunteering at a local children’s shelter. At first, I was only going with the intentions of getting my 15 community service hours for one of my… Read more »

May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future… Read more »