After immigrating to the US, it took some time to Mary to feel connected to her peers.
Each week, Junior greets our shoppers with a positive energy and a big smile.
Marcus was in his seventh foster care placement by the time he celebrated his 18th birthday.
Jeff was in 4th grade when he disclosed to his school counselor that he was being abused at home.
Diana understands the emotional scars that can be created by a life in the foster care system.
At the age of fifteen, Sarah began to question whether she wanted to live.
When Charles started coming to the Treehouse Learning Center for after-school tutoring, he had already started to disengage at school…
When Jenna was sixteen, her mother dropped her off in Seattle and drove away – forever.
Aisha doesn’t remember when she was taken from her home and placed in foster care.
What is foster care? Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.
What are some of the biggest challenges kids in foster care face? Life in foster care can be extraordinarily challenging and disruptive for kids and teens, emotionally and developmentally. Separated from their family, foster youth face tremendous obstacles in school and in life.