*~ Site last updated: May 12, 2018 ~*
Hopefully in the not-too-distant future, I would like to establish some kind of advocacy network so that if petitions need to be signed, media needs to be contacted, or if people need help in some kind of way -- whether it be from a CPS case or something you've seen in the media -- we can get the help to you ASAP. This site's Facebook page and profile are great beginnings of that part of the goal. The primary reason it has been so long since I updated the website was because I began school for my Bachelor's Degree in January of 2010. I completed that part of my schooling in July of 2017 with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, part of my promise to AJ from long ago.
The ultimate goal of A.J.'s Place is to bring an advocacy, assistance and foster care shelter to the state of Florida, where AJ lived. And I mean one that **RUNS CORRECTLY** -- not one of these stupid places that claim to be a foster care shelter and they're bumbling through the system and treating kids like trash. (Haven't the kids had enough of that kind of treatment?!) Anyway, if things go well, I'd like to possibly branch out and get other shelters like it in other states. So, in the effort and tradition of "starting small" I've decided to take A.J.'s Story and spin it off of my sister site, "The Road To Anaphe" and make a total, 100% child advocacy website out of it. This way, I can actually focus heavily on things to do with advocacy, and not have ten other things to work on in the process (and thus, have the advocacy part get lost in the shuffle).
So take a look around, read the pages,
join Facebook and request the profile as a friend and like its accompanying page, send
an email, sign the site guestbook... it's not
like the site is lacking in interactivity! If you notice any broken
links or have an idea, a news story, a child's picture for the memorial
quilt or anything else for the site, please don't hesitate to send me
*~ Amanda ~*