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Ismert Family Story

Ismert Family Story

When George and Traci Ismert couldn't have children of their own, they began volunteering at Cornerstones of Care and later became mentors. Now, they help our youth navigate the ups and downs of life and have even started a fundraiser for us.

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Horton Named Executive Director of Missouri Programs

Horton Named Executive Director of Missouri Programs

Justin Horton has been named Cornerstones of Care's executive director of Missouri programs and services, responsible for providing strategic, executive-level leadership to strengthen existing programs and grow new partnerships throughout the state.

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5 Ways YOU Can Support Foster Families

5 Ways YOU Can Support Foster Families

Being a foster parent is important, difficult work. Those who open their homes and hearts to children in state custody are not superhuman and need a network of support alongside them. Even if you’re not yet a foster parent, you can support those on the front lines of foster care.

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Local University Becomes Strong Advocate

Local University Becomes Strong Advocate

When we opened our doors in Maryville, Mo., our focus was finding foster care homes for children in the area. During this time, our relationship with Northwest Missouri State University blossomed and they have since become one of our strongest advocates in the area.

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From Foster Parent to Mentor

From Foster Parent to Mentor

A former mentor turned foster parent, Ray Fuller began mentoring again at age 72 to stay connected with today's children.

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