‘Concert for Love’ at Dosey Doe - The Big Barn to raise money for foster youth

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 09/12/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – A special concert to raise funds and awareness for a youth-related cause is coming to The Woodlands next month. Join the team from Love Heals Youth – Jeff Canada, Daire McLeod, and Payton Riley – as they come together using music to heal and raise awareness about the older foster youth that live here in Montgomery County.

Mark your calendars for Oct. 1

‘Concert for Love’ will be on Sunday, October 1 at Dosey Doe - The Big Barn. The doors open at 5 p.m. A portion of the ticket sales will go to Love Heals Youth to support the mental health services and other missions rendered to foster youth and homeless shelters in the area. All services are provided by Love Heals Youth to clients at no cost to anyone.

Jeff Canada was born and raised in the piney woods of southeast Texas. His songwriting is about the stories, the pain, the struggle, the joy, the love in real life situations. Born in Texas, Daire McLeod began acting and singing in local musical theater productions. The talented actress is also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. With a big voice and bigger heart, Payton Riley has been impressing audiences with her crystal-clear vocals since the tender age of 9. Her musical talents extend beyond the microphone, however, as this rising star writes many of her own songs, delivering a powerful message that belies her young age. All three of these performers are partners with Love Heals Youth; they are active in the mission and mentoring the foster youth.

Love Heals Youth is a local nonprofit based in Montgomery County. The providers at Love Heals Youth have been helping kids and building family relationships for nearly 20 years. Love Heals Youth is ready and eager to bring high quality and innovative professional solutions for children and families in the region through the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) program.

Senate Bill 11 from the 85th Legislature began the process to move the foster care system away from direct DFPS/CPS involvement towards Community Based Care. This month, the Department of Family and Protective Services will begin accepting bids from prospective applicants that are interested in assuming the responsibility for overseeing the children in Regions 6a and 6b, which comprise 13 counties caring for approximately 5,000 foster children and youth. Love Heals Youth will be seeking to assume the Community Based Care contract for Montgomery County and four other counties.

Concert for Love will be a heartfelt concert about overcoming trauma and abuse. Interested members of the public won’t want to miss this lineup and opportunity to learn more about the upcoming changes to the child welfare system. For more information, visit at


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