A Child's Life
Realities for former foster youth:

33% will be on the streets within three years
66% are high school dropouts
50% are unemployed
60% will have babies within four years

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Emily

Emily and her mom, MichelleA few short years ago, Emily released her anger with punches … her classmates knew just what buttons to push, and Emily wasn’t afraid to respond with a fight. Today, she practices other outlets: painting, writing, softball. A lot’s changed in the past few years – a lot’s changed since she found Children’s Home Society of Florida.

But amidst turmoil and instability, Emily and Michelle found a glimmer of hope: Children’s Home Society of Florida. They learned just how much someone cared.

It wasn’t long before we helped Michelle navigate complexities to enroll Emily in a health plan. When they felt their world was crumbling, we listened. Provided guidance. Found new opportunities to help them to move forward. To find stability. Happiness.

“It felt good to know you cared,” Emily says. “We’ve never had somebody like that before.”

Now, Emily and her mom have more than security – they have joy. No longer an aggressor, Emily finds acceptance in school clubs, studies hard and pitches for her softball team. She has ambitious aspirations – she hopes to play college ball and dreams of becoming a pro softball player and a doctor.

“She’s very happy now,” Michelle says of her daughter. “I’m proud of her. Children’s Home Society of Florida helped us so much.”

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