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Mom and baby sitting on orange rug in Amara's Tacoma lobby

Wrapping Around Ruby*

Ruby* was a newcomer to the Puget Sound with no family support when her daughter was removed from her care. Through the Pierce County Early Childhood Court (PCECC) program, which partners with Amara, Ruby received wrap-around support to help her family reunify safely. Amara and the PCECC, part of Zero-to-Three’s Safe Babies network, have partnered

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Visiting Amara’s Family Resource Center Leads to a Cascade of Positive Support

Thanks to the support of our compassionate community, Amara’s Family Resource Center (FRC) in Tacoma has been open and serving families for over a year. One family, who recently arrived in the United States, was having an especially hard time finding resources because they spoke no English. They didn’t have a place to live or

Amara CEO Scarlett Aldebot-Green speaking at podium at Museum of Flight for Together We Thrive 2024

A Message from Leadership: Gratitude and Transition

It is with sadness and gratitude that the Amara Board of Directors announces the departure of our Chief Executive Officer, Scarlett Aldebot-Green, effective May 7, 2024. Scarlett will return to the East Coast to be near her extended family and has recently accepted a role as the Policy Advocacy Director of the ACLU-DC. Scarlett has

Together We Thrive audience at the Museum of Flight

Together We Thrive Raises Over $420,000 to Help Families Soar

All of us at Amara are filled with gratitude for the amazing turnout and show of support at our Together We Thrive event. It was a truly magical evening at the Museum of Flight, featuring inspiring stories from our work and the extraordinary David Ambroz, who encouraged us all to keep moving forward with hope.

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Sharing Love and Warmth this Holiday Season

There’s been a lot of love shining in our offices lately. Groups of volunteers have wrapped and sorted generous holiday gift donations and helped make sure we could get them to families on a weekend day that worked best for them. We are very grateful to all who joined us to make this special time

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Letting Love Lead Fosters Healing

Amara foster caregivers pour their hearts into helping kids and families heal their prior traumas and from their experiences with the child welfare system. For Jordan*, this meant feeling not just accepted for who they are but also loved.   When they entered foster care as a tween, Jordan had not yet experienced true understanding of

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Through the Foster Lens Inspires Us All

We are so grateful to everyone who participated in our Through the Foster Lens photo exhibit and fundraiser. Together we raised both crucial funding for our programs and awareness of the lived experiences of those who have been impacted by the child welfare system. Each evening provided opportunities for us to connect on a personal

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Celebrating an Inspirational Life

Amara has been lucky over the years to have known and kept in touch with an incredible woman for 100 years.   That’s not a typo.   Lucretia Way was born in 1923 and spent the first couple years of her life at Amara – then known as the Medina Baby Home, an orphanage – before being