One in five youth aging out of foster care will become homeless immediately.  Up to half of youth aging out of foster care will become homeless within 18 months. One in four youth aging out of foster care will be in prison within two years. 
This is the true story of one of these…
Entering the Foster Care System
When I was just three-years-old, Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families came and took custody my sister. Then, my biological mother, in a desperate attempt to keep me from also being taken from her, kidnapped me and fled to the state of New York. During this period of “being on the run” I have several memories where I questioned what was actually going on in my life.
My earliest memories are of watching my biological mother snort cocaine off a chest freezer. I remember being handcuffed and locked in a closet. Then there’s the memory of being dropped off at a foster home.
I spent the next fifteen-plus years of my life trying to make…
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