Janet Rowland

Janet is the National Network Director for Project 1.27, where she helps develop organizations across the US to recruit and support foster families through churches. Prior to joining Project 1.27, Janet served as the Executive Director of CASA of Mesa County for five years, was a Mesa County Commissioner for eight years and worked for the Mesa County Department of Human Services for ten years. During her time at DHS, Janet worked in Child Welfare as an assessment worker, developed the Department’s Volunteer Program and served as their Public Information Officer. Janet was also founding member and Board Chair of Prevent Child Abuse Colorado.

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Everyone Can Do Something

Not everyone can be a caseworker or a foster family, but everyone can do something.  Growing up in a pastor’s home, I believed God had called me into full-time ministry. I went to Bible college, thinking my ministry would be as a pastor’s wife. (I …

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Caring for Kids and Parents

I heard a slap, followed by an infant’s cry, as I approached the front door. The voice on the other side of the door said, “There. That’ll give you something to cry about, Chloe Renne”.    The voice belonged to Stacey, a 20-year-old single mo …