Many of these youth enter the adult world without the family network, community connections, jobs, housing, health insurance and other resources they need to become self-sufficient responsible adults.
Promise the Children participants are concerned about the life scripts these children will live out. After all, the trauma of foster care is a result of circumstances over which they have no control. Youth who leave the foster care system without a connection t caring adults and to support services are more likely than other youth to be: unemployed or underemployed, homeless, without high school diplomas, without adequate health care, without basic life skills, and without the necessary supportive human relationships to sustain them.
We believe that transitioning youth in Georgia deserve and can do better. There are several organizations that provide help to transitioning youth, and our Promise the Children group is choosing ways our faith community can be helpful. We’d love you to join us.