Last month TeamChild concluded our 3-part Racial Equity Education Series focusing on racial equity in the juvenile justice system.  We launched this series to provide spaces for youth and community partners to tackle many aspects of this topic and to provide learning opportunities. Throughout this project,...

The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have unveiled many cracks and harms of the systems that are supposed to serve youth.  TeamChild’s clients have faced increased barriers to education, employment and housing because of this pandemic. COVID-19 has disrupted students’ learning drastically and...

In 2009, I began my career at Cocoon House, helping youth who were incarcerated find services in the community.  What brought me to this work is my personal experience as an “at-risk” youth.  I had different touch points with the court system and experienced brief...

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, public health officials have advised local organizations to encourage employees to work from home and urged anyone feeling unwell to self-quarantine. This week Washington State banned large gatherings of people. Massive events, like the Emerald City Comic-Con and...

Lisa Bontje grew up in Seattle and now lives here with her husband Norm and their high school son Alex, along with their dog and two cats. Their 18 year old son Nate is across the country in college. Lisa and Norm have been active...

Former TeamChild client Jazzmine Lindsey shares her experiences working with TeamChild in Spokane, WA. The team there included Rosey Thurman, Dan Ophardt, and Katherine Fowler. How would you describe the role that TeamChild has played in your life? You guys were a...

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