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Foster Youth Impact Stories

Meet Mindy

Mindy was 3 years old when she arrived at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center (PCC) after being removed from her biological parents due to neglect and domestic violence she witnessed between her parents. She was born prematurely and had unaddressed medical, developmental, and behavioral health challenges.

Meet Ally, Kirby, & Maddy

Ally, Kirby, and Maddy entered care in 2015. They suffered from severe abuse and neglect, and it was unsafe for them to remain at home. In addition to being removed at such a young age, they were split up and currently live apart. On top of everything, they changed schools, which disrupted their social lives, and crucially, their relationships with each other. They started attending Camp Connect to maintain that precious bond they felt with each other through monthly visits and events.

Meet Bianca

Bianca (7) was 5 years old when she entered care due to neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and witnessing domestic violence between her biological parents. Since arriving at the A.B and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center, Bianca has lived in 4 different homes, each time attending a new school, in just the past two years.

Meet Daniel

Guardian Scholar Jamon (21) just wants to bring a little beauty into the world. He suffered from neglect when his grandparents were unable to provide a safe home for him. He joined Guardian Scholars to pursue his goals and dreams, and for him, those passions are in cosmetology. Read more here:

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