Jessica’s Journey

Posted by: Tyra Jefferson


Jessica Dillard came to SLP in November 2009 with her daughter after she had been moving from house to house.   She was anxious, nervous, and frustrated that life choices and decisions that she made led her to SLP.  According to Jessica, “I had burned every bridge that there was with family and friends. I was homeless with a three year old and had nowhere to go.  I was trying to rebuild the little life that I had left but the struggles had become so big that I considered suicide as my final option.  In my quest trying to salvage my life and provide for my child, I came across St. Lawrence Place”.

Summer News from St. Lawrence Place

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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Did you receive our Summer newsletter in the mail this week?  If not, that means you’re not on our mailing list–please remedy that by e-mailing us your info:

Reunification at St. Lawrence Place

Posted by: Ashley Harp

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From time to time, we all may lose jobs, experience financial hardship or even financial devastation that causes those of us who are parents to make the difficult decision of temporarily placing our children in the care of the State.  In other unfortunate times, children are taken away from parents due to neglect caused by poor parenting skills, drug abuse, exposure to domestic violence or other situations that may harm the child.

SLP Alumni Association Cookout for Families

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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SLP Alumni & their families

On May 28th, the SLP Alumni Association–made up of families who have graduated the SLP program and have committed to giving back to SLP and the current families–hosted the first SLP Alumni Association Cookout!  All SLP staff, current residents, and alumni were invited, and we had hotdogs, hamburgers, and all the fixin’s served up under the picnic shelter at SLP.

Summer Literacy Volunteers Needed!

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

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Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you love hugs? Do you have an hour per week to volunteer this summer?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we have a volunteer opportunity for you…

Our Response to Summer Slide: Literacy-Based Summer Camp

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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In our last blog post, you read about the summer slide and how it disproportionately affects children living in poverty.

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