They Are All Our Children

A child welfare expert recently commented on some of the problems and challenges in the foster care system, including children moving from home-to-home and the difficulty obtaining counseling for children and youth. He framed it personally when he said, “I…

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Investing In Children Is Worth It!

When Ms. Kleyn asked me to write an article regarding children, foster care, etc., I first was inclined to decline saying I was too busy and/or had too many important things to do. Now, I am very glad I accepted.…

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Interested In Becoming A Foster Parent?

So…you’re thinking of becoming a foster parent? You’ve realized it’s time to do something with all that love in your heart, but you’d like some more info on how to get started? You’re in luck! I wrote this post to fill…

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ELFing Fun!

During the month of December the Tri-Valley Church took donations to ELF someone. They brought joy into our neighbors’ yards with balloons, elf cutouts and an ELFed sign through Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Tracy, Danville and San Ramon. It ended up…

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Christmas Parties

Agape Villages celebrated its Christmas parties this year with pizza and cake, games and gifts for all the foster kids. We had a party in each of our 3 regions. Thank you to all of the Agape staff who worked…

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Thank You Pleasanton North Rotary!

Agape Villages was thrilled to be the beneficiary of Fund-A-Need at Pleasanton North Rotary’s A Starry Night event in September. Rotary members Tom Hall and Tami Hennegan presented the check to Janet Kleyn and Jen Oxe on December 1. The…

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We are an Inspire Giving Semi-finalist!

Janet Kleyn and Courtney McAlister were pleased to attend an event on Nov 30 in Citrus Heights, where Agape Villages Foster Family Agency and 2 other semi-finalists for the Inspire Giving grant were featured. Janet and Courtney answered a lot…

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Every Child Needs A Family

Meet Tommy, he is 16 years old. Both of Tommy’s parents died approximately one year apart. Tommy was only 10 years old. Devastated and grief-stricken, Tommy moved into the home of relatives. The living arrangement was disastrous… Tommy came to…

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ELF Someone to benefit Agape Villages

ELF Someone! We are partnering again with the Tri-Valley Church to bring joy into your neighbors’ yards with balloons, elf cutouts and an ELFed sign. If the house you want to ELF is in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Tracy, Danville, San…

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