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Aging Out of Foster Care

Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

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Aging Out of Foster Care Foster care can be a savior to a child in need, providing a home, a family and crucial support in a time of desperate need. But what happens when that child ages out of the foster care system? A percentage of them end up on the streets. We'll meet with folks trying to help children about to age out and young adults who already have. Originally aired 6/23/14.

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Community/Human Interest, Health, Children's Health

Guests

Margaret Mitchell, president and CEO, YWCA of Greater Cleveland
Gary Stangler, executive director, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Leslie Strnisha, VP, Sisters of Charity Foundation
Candice Woodland, former foster child
Nan Roman, president & CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness

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Terrell Howard, 22, and ReGine Wells, 20, both lifelong Clevelanders, have aged out of foster care and have begun the hard work of making a life for themselves.  Terrell spent eleven years in foster care, ReGine five. It has been a difficult road to adulthood.  ReGine is now attending classes at Tri-C; Terrell will start college in August.  They’re both uncertain of their exact life goals, but they do know they’d like to help others like themselves.

Mentoring: Adoption Network Cleveland

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