Real Stories

You don’t have to be a hero to change a young person's life. Meet ordinary people who are making our state a better place for children.

Foster Care: Meet Jamie

Jamie is a single parent who has been caring for teens in foster care for five years. She currently has six teenagers in her home who range in age from 15 to 19 including a sibling group of three who are in foster care. Jamie connects with the young people in her home by trying to understand their behaviors in a trauma-informed way and being a strong advocate for their physical and mental health. She also ensures the young people in her home create positive memories such as planning a taco-themed prom and a quinceanera at home during the pandemic.

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