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Comfort Cases founder Rob Scheer and media personality Dana McKay host this inspiring show about how communities can come together to bring dignity and hope to children in the foster care system. Guests will include former youth in foster care, foster parents, celebrities touched by the foster care system, child welfare advocates, and everyday people working to improve the lives of kids in care. Rob and Dana have a dynamic chemistry and bring a sense of positivity and humor to their conversations. If you have a story to tell as it relates to foster care, please email blog@comfortcases.org.

Comfort Cases founder Rob Scheer and media personality Dana McKay host this inspiring show about how communities can come together to bring dignity and hope to children in the foster care system. Guests will include former youth in foster care, foster parents, celebrities touched by the foster care system, child welfare advocates, and everyday people working to improve the lives of kids in care. Rob and Dana have a dynamic chemistry and bring a sense of positivity and humor to their conversations. If you have a story to tell as it relates to foster care, please email blog@comfortcases.org.
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Comfort Cases founder Rob Scheer and media personality Dana McKay host this inspiring show about how communities can come together to bring dignity and hope to children in the foster care system. Guests will include former youth in foster care, foster parents, celebrities touched by the foster care system, child welfare advocates, and everyday people working to improve the lives of kids in care. Rob and Dana have a dynamic chemistry and bring a sense of positivity and humor to their conversations. If you have a story to tell as it relates to foster care, please email blog@comfortcases.org.

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English


Episodes

Episode 7: Whitney Gilliard

9/11/2019
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In this episode, Rob and Dana talk to Whitney Gilliard. Whitney spent her teenage years in the foster care system, mostly in group homes and juvenile detention centers, and now dedicates her time to helping youth who are aging out of care. She and her husband Maurice run a transitional housing program for 18-21 year olds to help them learn life skills and self-sufficiency. Listen as Whitney talks about the abuse she suffered as a child, where she found her strength, and how you can get...

Duration:00:37:23

Episode 6: Connie Going

9/3/2019
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In this episode, Rob and Dana talk to Connie Going. Connie has been a social worker in Florida for 30 years and ended up adopting her two sons out from the foster care system after she made several attempts to find homes for them. Listen as she shares her story and talks about the trauma her children experienced in foster care. She also points out the many ways in which the system has failed not only the children in care, but also foster and adoptive parents. She and her boys have been...

Duration:00:41:38

Episode 5: Jill Latchana

8/27/2019
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In this episode, Rob and Dana talk to Jill Latchana. Not only is Jill an adoptive and foster mom, she is also a foster care advocate and a member of the Comfort Cases board. Jill became a foster mom in the '90s when she was teaching in the DC public school system. She and her husband have now adopted 4 children from foster care and they are currently caring for a 5th. She explains the urgent need for foster parents in Montgomery County, MD and throughout the country and how the community can...

Duration:00:38:00

Episode 4: Comfort Cases Junior Ambassador Aryonna Martin

8/20/2019
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In this episode, Rob and Dana talk to Comfort Cases Junior Ambassador and former Little Miss United States Aryonna Martin. At just 10 years old, Aryonna is teaching other children about the foster care system and inspiring them to give back to their communities. She and her mom Michelle talk about why Aryonna chose to support Comfort Cases and all the work they have done to help youth in foster care in their home state of West Virginia.

Duration:00:31:54

Episode 3: No More Trash Bags

8/6/2019
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In this episode, Rob and Dana talk about “the trash bag” and why it is so important for people to understand why we must eliminate them from the foster care system. Rob reflects on how he felt as a 12-year-old boy carrying his belongings in a trash bag. They read letters from agencies that have received Comfort Cases and share the impact these cases have on children in care. Rob also pulled the numbers - wait until you hear how many Comfort Cases and Comfort XLs have been sent out this year...

Duration:00:37:25

Episode 2: Interview with Sonia Granados

7/30/2019
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In Episode 2, Rob and Dana talk to foster care advocate Sonia Granados. Sonia appeared on the 4th season of the reality show "Married at First Sight" and quickly became a fan favorite as she revealed her passion for helping the homeless and youth in foster care. She currently works for a faith-based non-profit in Miami where she trains, licenses, and supports foster parents. In 2017, she hosted a podcast series in which she interviewed foster parents and former youth in foster care. Listen...

Duration:00:39:53

Episode 1: Introduction

7/16/2019
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In this introductory episode, Rob and Dana discuss a variety of subjects and tell listeners what they can expect in upcoming shows. They talk about the importance of educating the public about foster care, common questions about becoming foster parents, why the foster care system is shattered, and what the government is doing (and what they're not doing) for children in care. They also explain how Comfort Cases is impacting children at the border and offer some insight into how they enter...

Duration:00:40:56