October 1, 2022

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Foster kids started a new nonprofit to help young people nationwide

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One young woman who aged out of foster care was about to have her phone service cut off for not paying the bill. 

A teenage boy living in a homeless shelter while waiting for a foster placement reached out because he was lonely and hungry. 

And a mother who was fighting to get her children back had no idea that she was entitled to get copies of the court records that child protection caseworkers had in their files. 

A new Colorado nonprofit, created by a former foster kid and a foster mom, helped all three of them. The group found a sponsor on TikTok to foot the girl’s phone bill for three months, sent a to-go food order to the boy at the homeless shelter, and talked the mother through the process of requesting the court records. 

“We are not professionals,” said Dominique…

Jennifer Brown

2022-08-04 04:15:00

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