So Much more than just a Water Fight

Water Fight!

Every week at our group home we work with the girls cleaning the outside and inside of the van.  One particularly hot Loomis afternoon the girls had some extra time and began spraying each other with the hose and looking … Continue reading

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2014 Day in the Park

Watermelon Madness

Koinonia Homes for Teens’ “Day in the Park” was an exciting event this year complete with special speakers and live music (a special thanks to Mitch and Tharon of Trukidz and the ‘Rey Y Kaye’ Band providing inspiration and entertainment). … Continue reading

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Spread Your Love of Reading

Shannon & Girls

Did you know tonight is World Book Night? No, seriously. It’s an official thing. The goal is to get books into the hands of people who don’t regularly read or have easy access to books. It’s a very cool initiative … Continue reading

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“Angels in the Alley”

Hugs for Santa

It is hard to believe that the “Angels in the Alley” event could get bigger . . . or better! But this year the elves that organize the affair, Dorian McCoy and Kari Pegram, have continued to have an impact … Continue reading

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“Friends of Leonard” Christmas Party

Teens Enjoying Party

Merry Christmas . . . it must be time for a party! Once again the “Friends of Leonard,” honoring Leonard Brown and his long-term advocacy for substance abuse treatment in Placer County, put on a Christmas party for the Koinonia … Continue reading

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A Capitol Experience!

A Capitol Experience!

Just going to the California State Capitol is thrilling enough for two of our Koinonia teens, as neither Natalie W. nor Carl J. had ever been there. But to be invited to speak to a CSECC (CA State Employee Charitable … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with the Girls

Blessings All Around

The day before Thanksgiving was a precious time at House 5. All of the residents and staff were present to share a time of fellowship and turkey. The girls looked beautiful and I’m sure had spent a considerable amount of … Continue reading

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