Jessica’s not the person she used to be. She thinks before talking back, she’s learned to control her anger. Rather than skipping school and failing classes, she’s turned into a conscientious student concerned about her future. And finally, now that she’s at one of our residential homes for teen girls, Jessica has some stability. She has guidance. And she knows people care.
Jessica endured a turbulent childhood, bouncing between foster homes and her mother’s care for more than a decade. Amidst the uncertainty of a tumultuous adolescence, Jessica has braved unspeakable trauma ... trauma Jessica continues to conquer through the care and attention provided by compassionate staff.
Now in high school, Jessica's looking forward to furthering her education to become an elementary school teacher. Openly expressing her love for children, Jessica confides that she’d eventually like to raise her own – at least six. And through her experiences in a safe home, she’s learned valuable techniques to use when the time comes. “Here, they don’t have to hit us in order for us to listen,” she says.
Jessica hopes to stay with us until she exits the foster care system, certain the structure provided will help guide her to achieve her dreams. And at our home, she says, she knows she’s safe.