Foster Care

The Recipe for Home

This essay was submitted as part of our 2019 Youth Voice Writing Contest, which asked current and former foster youth the question “What does home mean to you?”  Any normal child would define home simply […]


For Youth in Lock-Up, Family Connection is Key

I was locked up for a year, just after I turned 17. I was at three juvenile halls for about six months and then at a juvenile camp for about five months. I was sentenced […]

Child Welfare

Making Money Moves: Tips for Foster Youth Entering the Workforce

Many nonprofit organizations and agencies across the country are thinking about the best way to increase employment opportunities and support to foster youth. Counter-narratives are beginning to disrupt the assumptions and stereotypes that exist about […]