While most young adults have family and other support systems to fall back on during this time, those who’ve come out of the foster care system are oftentimes left to fend for themselves.
As the coronavirus heightens the risk of homelessness and unemployment for these individuals, it’s important to consider how we can come alongside organizations that are working to support former foster youth.
Leah* has spent most of her life in the foster care system and, unfortunately, never found a permanent home or family to call her own. During these unprecedented times, she is having to support herself and find ways to make ends meet while she pursues her dream of being a nurse. If her dreams are to become a reality, Leah needs to find an entry-level job while she finishes her GED.
Foster Together, a Colorado-based nonprofit aimed at supporting and caring for foster families, has recently launched a fundraiser for Leah.
The organization shared that, “While she is job searching, we want to help with her monthly groceries and phone bill that will allow her to remain independent and accessible for job interviews. Her expenses run about $200 per month.”
Their goal is to raise enough money to cover six months of expenses for Leah to allow her to focus on achieving her dream — which comes out to $1,200, the exact amount of one government stimulus check.
Click here to use your stimulus check to support Leah as she pursues her dream to become a nurse! Be sure to let us know how you shared by pledging below!