Patrick Foley joined DCFYI in August 2021 as the Open Table Project Coordinator. Patrick is a licensed foster parent in DC, and specializes in fostering teenage boys. He recently adopted five of his sons, now ages 19-28.
Seven years ago Patrick was asked by a friend what career he would choose if he could start all over again. Without hesitation he said he'd become an advocate for kids in foster care. That's when he decided to leave his career in hotel management and devote his time to improving the foster care system. Today he volunteers with several advocacy groups and is a certified trainer for people being licensed to become foster parents in DC.