27 episodes

Welcome to the Riverside Project podcast! We are mobilizing Houston to empower families and transform generations. We hope these conversations give you a greater understanding of the issues facing our community and inspire you to find your place along the River. Learn more about our work by visiting riversideproject.org or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

The Riverside Project Podcast The Riverside Project

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Welcome to the Riverside Project podcast! We are mobilizing Houston to empower families and transform generations. We hope these conversations give you a greater understanding of the issues facing our community and inspire you to find your place along the River. Learn more about our work by visiting riversideproject.org or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

    How Any Church Can Serve Those Involved in Foster Care (feat. Mireya Scholes, Atascocita Community Church)

    How Any Church Can Serve Those Involved in Foster Care (feat. Mireya Scholes, Atascocita Community Church)

    This episode of The Riverside Project Podcast is hosted by Chandler James, our Director of Church Mobilization. We are so excited to have him in this seat today!Collaboration is a big part of what we do at The Riverside Project. It’s how we connect, share resources, communicate about the needs of families and children in foster care, and more. For this episode, we are taking an inside look at how one person’s passion has led to a vibrant foster care and adoptive ministry at their church, all ...

    • 39 min
    The Impact of Long-Term Mentorship (feat. Brandon Denton, Friends of the Children Houston)

    The Impact of Long-Term Mentorship (feat. Brandon Denton, Friends of the Children Houston)

    Do you know what the single most important factor in overcoming childhood adversity is? Research found that it is a long-term, nurturing relationship with a consistent and caring adult.Today, we are talking with Brandon Denton who has an impressive resume full of experiences and passion. Brandon was the Founding Executive Director of Friends of the Children Houston, an organization that is seeking to create generational change by pairing youth facing some of life’s greatest obstacles with a p...

    • 44 min
    From the Vault: What is the River? (feat. Jason Johnson, CAFO)

    From the Vault: What is the River? (feat. Jason Johnson, CAFO)

    May is National Foster Care Awareness Month! During this month, we’re not only raising awareness about foster care, but we are also celebrating the beautiful work of collaboration in this space. (Watch our new “As One” documentary series here for some incredible stories about the work happening in our city.) With this focus, we are revisiting the very first episode we shared on The Riverside Project Podcast.In this conversation, Jason Johnson joined us to break down the parable of t...

    • 35 min
    Unlocking Purpose for the Vulnerable (feat. Brian Meza, Petra Cares)

    Unlocking Purpose for the Vulnerable (feat. Brian Meza, Petra Cares)

    For young adults who faced significant challenges growing up, it can be very hard to successfully transition into the workforce. They may not have the resources or self-confidence to strive for a fulfilling career. As a result, they may end up unemployed or stuck in a cycle of jobs that don’t offer upward mobility. Today’s guest, Brian Meza, is tackling this problem with his Petra Cares program. We are so excited to spread the word about this inspiring resource, as we believe it’s t...

    • 36 min
    Navigating Transracial Adoption: A Personal Journey (feat. Isaac Etter, Identity)

    Navigating Transracial Adoption: A Personal Journey (feat. Isaac Etter, Identity)

    Adopting children who are of a different race than your own can be a beautiful thing. But many parents who do so make one crucial mistake—they try to disregard the topic of race altogether. They may feel uncomfortable addressing this subject or think that it’s better just to ignore it. But the truth is, in order to set children up for success, you need to understand the unique challenges they face and communicate with them about those challenges. Otherwise, they may feel alone, unsure of thei...

    • 50 min
    Showing Up For Children in the Way They Deserve (feat. Chelsea Floro, Moses Closet of The Woodlands)

    Showing Up For Children in the Way They Deserve (feat. Chelsea Floro, Moses Closet of The Woodlands)

    Life as a foster parent is a constant learning process.You complete extensive training, but quickly realize that there's always more to learn. As you figure out the best ways to meet the needs of the children in your care, one thing continues to become clear—every child comes with their own unique needs.The best way to grow in how you're supporting the children in your care is to gain experience, and that’s why I’m so grateful to have sat down with Chelsea Floro. Chelsea is an adoptive, foste...

    • 46 min

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This is a great podcast for understanding the foster care community in Houston. Much appreciated.

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