What people are saying about From Place to Place The Short Film
“You can not put a price on this film. What these kids have given us is invaluable.”
“After15 years in child welfare and the slow process of changing my way of thinking, this movie brings someone like me to a quick shift in belief about how we've been doing things (and not doing things) for kids in the system. We have been doing such a disservice for these kids. I'm hoping that by sharing this movie that other child welfare folks can begin to shift their way of thinking, as well. Amazing stuff. Truly a job well done and I can't imagine that it won't make an impact on who ever sees it.”
"I am impressed and grateful that Porch Productions is giving voice to creating and sustaining connections for foster youth. I believe their film and advocacy can inform practice and policy in powerful ways. No one can watch this film without being stimulated to do something positive to change our dysfunctional ways in child welfare."
“The impact of the screening is still reverberating as so many people were deeply touched by the film and the alumni panel. One community member is now volunteering for our organization because she said ‘I can no longer just stick my head in the sand knowing that these kids are here in my community’”
"These are six stories that need to be told. It's a story of a system who's failed the very kids it is supposed to help. Their journeys serve to reinforce the need for change in this country and the importance of providing a voice to young people who's pleas have not been heard and needs have not been met. Every child deserves a place to call home."
"The youth in foster care need a voice and an advocate and I believe it has finally come through this documentary. As a result of showing the Short Film, Montana has adopted the Family Finding Model and will be better equipped to ensure that all kids have a forever family. This is a “must see" for anyone concerned about the many youth in the foster care system."
"Showing From Place to Place was a great starting point for our students to understand and show empathy to the challenges experienced by their classmates in foster care."
"Showing the film to our faith-based organizations to prepare for our summer camp has been inspirational and has raised awareness about the experience of foster youth. It has generated positive feedback from hundreds of individuals who have attended the trainings."
"We screened the film during a training session on youth aging out of foster care. The goal was to bring together community members, school district personnel, social workers and other professionals to discuss how they can be pro-active rather than re-active. One of the participants said, - Wow, I didn’t know it was that bad. What can my organization do to be a part of the change?”
"One of the main goals of the Caucus is to break down the various silos that have prevented stakeholders from addressing all of the overlapping issues that affect children and youth in care. Hearing directly from the youth [in the film] has helped us look at this issue holistically as it affects the child, not just as a funding stream or a program."