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To inspire a more compassionate, trauma-informed foster care experience and eliminate the pipeline from foster care to homelessness.


Cobbled Streets provides enriching opportunities and life changing experiences so kids in foster care develop new skills, create connections, improve relationship and thrive. This is childhood the way it ought to be!



My Journey through Foster Care

I’m moving again, leaving myself behind.
I’m moving again, losing some of my mind.
It doesn’t seem right, it never seems fair,
I thought I was someone, more than a chair.

The words hung between us, just dangling, not said.
The look in her eye, the whisper of dread.
It must be a mystery, a puzzle, a crime.
Her heart was broken, as broken as mine.

If they walked in my shoes, if they lived in my head,
For a minute, an hour, to hang by a thread.
Afraid to belong, afraid to need much,
Afraid of the doorbell, a siren, a touch.

Why can’t they see me? They watch me, they stare.
I’m a person with feelings. I am, I swear.
Never at peace, never at home,
Surrounded by people, always alone.

I’m moving again, leaving myself behind.
Moving again, losing some of my mind.

Someday will be different, they’ll see into my heart.
They’ll know I am human. I guess that’s a start.
Someone will love me, someone will care,
Someone will see me…more than a chair.

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon phone app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Cobbled Streets" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Download/Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (top left corner) & click on See All Programs
and then on "AmazonSmile"
3. Select "Cobbled Streets" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app