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DailyGoodHelping Young Adults Successfully Transition out of Foster Care For children reaching the age at which their foster care ends, transitioning to adulthood can be extremely difficult. While other young adults can rely on their families for advice or financial support, these youth are entirely on their own. First Place for Youth is an organization that is offering 'a hand up' in the transition to adulthood with housing and support to help those who 'age out' of the foster care system to succeed. According to the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall Center for Children, 24 percent of young people are homeless after leaving the system and almost half end up in prison within two years. Providing an apartment with a covered security department and rental fees, First Place for Youth has four main goals for the foster children it supports: find stable employment, locate housing that matches their income, complete two semesters of community college or a certificate program and, finally, achieve "healthy living," which means avoiding arrests, unintended pregnancies and substance abuse. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Little Boy Gets To Ride in Police Car To Drop of Donation, KayStarr6
May 20 -- My mom, son and I planned to walk down to the Police station today with our donation. The weather was kind of chilly ... Full Story

Her eight-year-old son didn't want to leave anyone out since he knows how that feels, KayStarr6
May 20 -- My eight-year-old son wanted to make goody bags for all the residents of a nearby nursing home. He didn't want ... Full Story

A Vet Client Overhears Receptionist in Conversation With a Struggling Elderly Lady, KiwiCat
May 21 -- This doggy girl was off to the vet this morning for her annual check up and vaccinations. We are still scraping by ... Full Story

Dear Neighbors, gipsysoul
May 25 -- The heart-opening impact of doing or witnessing small acts of kindness never ceases to astonish me. And the stories ... Full Story

Small Acts

""It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." Rainer Maria Rilke" gloriousday, May 24

"just a gentle reminder... " rak92, May 25

"Stopped and had a nice chat with the homeless man in the grocery store parking lot, then we have gave him a goodie bag that we keep in the car just for this purpose." Alisamom, May 26

"Supported Alzheimer's research by purchasing one of these natural wren houses made from dried gourds." mindyjourney, May 26

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Video of the Weekimage

Twice a month for the past decade, Greg Mahle has taken a five-day, 4,200-mile road trip, one that takes him from his home in Ohio, south to Houston, then north all the way to Connecticut and New York, before heading back to Ohio. That’s more than 1 million miles, or 42 times around the world in total. On the southernmost stretch of his journey, Mahle collects around 80 dogs facing imminent euthanasia. Along the way, 250 to 300 volunteers help to feed, water, walk and play with the animals before they are delivered to pre-arranged homes in the north. Mahle’s Rescue Road Trips saves an estimated 2,000 animals from euthanasia each year. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Live Intentionally, In Freedom, by Eknath Easwaran
Modern psychology commonly asserts that we cannot enter the unconscious fully aware. The mystic responds, "Oh, yes, you can! I have done it." The journey cannot be adequately described, but I like to think of it as a return from exile. Into those strange and wonderful realms we too can... Read more on iJourney.org

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on Conversations.org

Today's Quote

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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