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We have all heard the adage, “If you want to make God laugh tell Him your plans.” Well, this is true. Two years ago I made the decision to step out of the Executive Director position for The Covering House and serve only in the capacity of Founder and Board President. To be perfectly honest, …

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What do Chuck E. Cheese, roller skating, catching frogs and turtles, making s’mores around a bonfire, visiting Santa Claus and dancing in the rain all have in common? These are “firsts” childhood activities that many of our girls experienced over the course of this year. I wish you could see their beaming faces and hear …

Founder’s Corner – The Hope of Childhood Read More »

      Every year on Veteran’s Day, my dad would skip work and allow us to skip school. We would spend the whole day together. Sometimes road-tripping. Sometimes cutting wood for the winter. Regardless of the activity, we knew he would share stories of his time in the Army. It was one of my …

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We’ve been meeting for our regular sister dates since we first met right after college. At the time, we would go to Olive Garden as our “fancy” restaurant when we found ourselves with a little extra cash and we could suddenly spring for something other than cheap Chinese.  We still find ourselves at Olive Garden …

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“I always like to share with you my wonderful classroom moments, and although today was full of them, I had one that stuck out in my mind. Today, we began reading A Christmas Carol. When Tammy began to read, I sat in awe as this young lady, beautifully and articulately, read the words on the …

Founder’s Corner – Our Goals for 2017 Read More »

We at The Covering House often measure success in inches not miles. Success to us is… …when a girl understands that daily hygiene is important because her trafficking started at the age of 7 and she never had someone to care for her. …when a girl is finally able to sleep through the night without …

Founder’s Corner – Details of the Day Can Cloud Our View Read More »

It had been almost 9 months since I last saw her.  In the fleeting moment of her impulses she ran out of our lives.  But, now she was found.  The court quickly stamped too high a risk, and without any other options available, she was whisked off to her temporary home.  She affectionately calls it …

From the Director’s Desk – She Came Home Read More »

One of the things we do for each girl, within a week of her arriving, is to prepare her favorite meal. With the recent arrival of Tina  (not her real name), she, the other girls, and staff shared her favorite meal, pot roast, around our big farm table. I try to imagine how she felt. My guess …

Founder’s Corner – A Story of Unconditional Love Read More »

Changing Lives One Step at a Time “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” – Marian Wright Edelman Marian Wright Edelman is an American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate …

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