Every year, about 800 young people age out of the foster care system of the foster care system, they face extreme difficulties and the high cost of rent in Massachusetts makes independent living difficult.
Michael Congdon is a 25-year-old recovering drug addict and alcoholic from Swansea, Mass. He aged out of DCF care when he was 19. Find out what life is like after he aged out.
Cambridge Family and Children’s Service Executive Director Maria Mossaides is an attorney and a child advocate, She committed her life to children who don’t have the advantages of a loving family and stable educational environment. She discusses how to help youth aging out.
The Home for Little Wanderers is the oldest child welfare agency in Massachusetts. The Home Young Adult Resource Network (YARN) helps youth ages 18-22 with independent living and supports them through vocational training and higher education. Find out more.