Youth and Young Adult Testimonials

Here are some true situations the "MY Future, MY Choice" program could help with:

Former Foster Child Overcomes Long Odds to Earn Degree

Meet Martin

Former foster child Martin

  • "I am 18, but I'm worried about how to file taxes, how to find transportation to work, where I'll get money for food – I don't even know how to turn on the utilities in my apartment. I feel like I need a little more help, maybe even for just a few months."
  • "I was ready to get out of foster care at 18. I knew I could make it on my own and am now doing well in college. But I got laid off from my job and I need help so I can get back on my feet again."
  • "My college dorm closes over the summer and I don't have anywhere to go. I'd like to be able to go back to my foster parents' home during school breaks."
  • "I'm about to age out, but I'm still in high school and I need support and stability so I can focus on my school work."