This program amazes me. Every event Family & Youth Initiative somehow creates a family atmosphere, which is exactly what these kids need. Giving the kids time to be the center of the attention and letting them know that all the adults are there to get to know them is very healing for them.
Kate (DCFYI Mentor)
I love seeing the kids and hearing about how they’ve been. It’s best if I’ve talked to them the last time about something that was coming up because then they get so excited to share how it went.
For many youth in foster care, the presence of one consistent adult is the difference between a brighter future or a difficult journey into adulthood.
We never thought about adopting a teenager until we met these kids. Now we can't imagine anything else.