We Met Some Amazing Young Adults!

Most of us have seen print or TV ads explaining the need for foster parents. We envision what it would be like to take in a cute, cuddly three year old and give them the stability and love they need. In reality, many foster children stay in group homes because there are not enough qualified foster families to provide a loving home. Even worse is what happens when teens “age out” of the foster care system. Many of these 18-year-olds find themselves cut off from any help as they leave the official foster care system. That’s where Open Horizons enters the picture in San Diego. They work with 18-24 year old former foster children, to help them find jobs, housing and further their education. We met some of these great kids as we brought by new shoes for them. One young man said he was looking for a job in construction and shyly asked if we had any steel toed boots. We did! Another young man proudly told us he had just gotten a job…with the district attorney no less! Hopefully we helped a tiny bit in helping these amazing young adults gain independence and live a happy life. They certainly deserve it.


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