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Fence & Deck's 'Deck The Halls

Be sure to join The Blue Ribbon Project at Fence & Deck's 'Deck The Halls on December 7th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. There is a ton of fun for the entire family.  From train rides to photos with Santa to roasting S'Mores around the fire...there will be plenty of activities to enjoy. More Info...

My Social Worker and My Friend

I was 16 years old the last time I went into foster care, and I was again assigned to a new caseworker. I remember liking her immediately because she spoke to me like an adult.

SocialWorker Friend-lgWe always had a good relationship. She would visit me often at school, at events, and at home, and she sent me birthday and holiday cards. Most importantly, though, she gave me good advice. I was always grateful for her but didn't fully understand just how amazing she was until I aged out of care.

It's now been 5 years since I was in foster care, and my social worker and I are still in touch. She still visits me, still sends me cards for every holiday you can think of, and still gives good advice–whether I ask for it or not. She even drove 5 hours to come to my graduation from graduate school. When she continued to do all of these things even though I wasn't in foster care anymore, I realized that she was doing them because she wanted to, not just because it was her job. At that point, I considered her my friend in addition to what she had always been, a mentor. I feel confident that we will not only maintain this relationship, but that it will continue to grow into something I value more and more over time.

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Members & Volunteers

Upcoming Events

December 7th 4:00pm to 7:00pm: ‎Fence & 'Deck The Halls' Holiday Clothing Drive in Millersville: Join us at Fence & Deck Connection in Millersville as they support The Blue Ribbon Project. More Info...


December 8th 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Volunteer Day: A day when volunteers come in to help sort donations and build Backpacks of Love. More Info...


December 14th 10:00am to 2:00pm: Speak Up...Speak Out Child Abuse Awareness Training: Join us for this free Child Abuse Awareness Training Program for Professionals More Info...


February 8th 10:00am to 2:00pm: Speak Up...Speak Out Child Abuse Awareness Training: Join us for this free Child Abuse Awareness Training Program for Professionals More Info...