Living in foster care can be tough, but barely having any support makes it a lot tougher.
Almost one year ago, I was 21-years-old and on the verge of being discharged out of the foster care system. I wasn’t living in what is known as “stable housing” – meaning my living situation was not permanent.
I was also trying to complete my college degree at Baruch College. I am studying communications and my goal is to work in government or for a non-profit. I’d like to make a difference in people’s lives so I’m interested in policy, especially how it affects working-class people and especially affordable housing. My experience showed me how hard it is not to have a place to live and how important it is to have a real home of one’s own.
Original Article: Aging Out of Foster Care: Home At Last