Matt and Jen Waller have been married since 2005 and foster parents since 2009. Matt and Jen have spent most of their married life in Christian Camping and was not until 2015 that they move out to Midland. Matt teaches at Midland Classical Academy while Jen is teacher, trainer, personal chef, first responder, security counsel and mom to their four "plus" children. The Attic was founded in February of 2016 when Jen sent Matt on several fruitless journeys to find baby gear for our soon to be foster child. Where did she send Matt? You guessed it the attic. Jen knew that they were not the only ones to be in the dilemma of not having stuff for an impending placement so she created a Facebook Group called The Attic and the rest is history.
Jen now manages The Attic's inventory and coordinates volunteers. Matt connects with churches and business so they might understand the crisis of the local orphan. Both train foster and adoptive parents on Trauma Informed Care.
Beth found the love of her life with Ryan. Together they have opened their home to several foster children. In 2015 Beth saw the need to honor foster placements through a discreet community celebration called The Welcome Wagon. In May of 2017 the two initiatives merged to better serve Midland and Odessa.