There are so many moments I sit back and think, “How lucky am I to get to witness this?” I had one of these moments yesterday when I stood by, proudly watching these young men and women who have experienced foster care, that have been in our housing program, use their voice to advocate for the ones coming after them. They spoke from a place of hope, of strength, and of trust; believing that the community will continue to rise up to better help those transitioning out of foster care overcome obstacles and grab hold of a brighter future.
I stood there thinking of each of them; where they started, what they have learned, how far they have come, and the dreams of where they are headed. I thought of the people that made it possible for them to have a safe place to call home inside the walls of our program. And I listened; as one of our first participants spoke of the challenges they experienced a nd how, without our program, those challenges would have led to him couch surfing his way…
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