Meet Brent, a 16-year old boy with autism. Meet his brother Bryson, a 14-year old with developmental delays. Two brothers, both victims of severe neglect early in life, now living in separate foster placements. The confusion and uncertainty of a broken family heightens Brent’s autistic tendencies. He frequently asks to … Continue reading
James is a regular kid in a tough situation. Due to various circumstances, James and his 3 siblings have been living in foster care in 3 separate placements. Adding to the upheaval, Mom’s custody rights were recently terminated. James: removed, without mom, uncertain. BUT this story has hope: · James … Continue reading
May is a month to reflect, from celebrations of the mothers we love to graduation ceremonies for the children we cherish. Concepts of deep honor close out May as we reflect on those who have sacrificed themselves for our very freedom in our national day of remembrance called Memorial Day. … Continue reading
Youth in foster care have special needs, as they can often feel their very identity is shattered. They live with families not their own and know that this is not a stable place. The anxiety is real and so we have provided these youth with volunteer mentors to talk with, to share with, to trust. Our mentors see each youth twice per month and commit to this relationship for the youth’s entire time in foster care (and after foster care).
We asked the youth to write down “The #1 thing I want to say about my mentor is this:” The responses were frank, humbling, and show the incredible value of this relationship.