LifeSet Articles

LifeSet Changed my Life – Emely’s Story

LifeSet Changed my Life – Emely’s Story

When she was only 9 years old, Emely was abused by someone she thought she could trust. She was forced to do and see things no child should have to experience. For eight years, the abuse was constant and ongoing.

LifeSet inspires Clarita to pursue education, give back to community

LifeSet inspires Clarita to pursue education, give back to community

At times, the hurt is too unbearable to return. When ties are cut, it can affect more than immediate family. It can reverberate through the community and sever bonds with friends, acquaintances and extended relatives. For Clarita, the pattern of hurt took a turn for the worse when she was 8 years old.

Learning how to cope

Learning how to cope

Nineteen-year-old Trinity has learned many life skills through the Youth Villages LifeSet program, which serves as a bridge from foster care to successful adulthood and helps young adults build the skills they need to live independently and successfully.

LifeSet partner agencies convene in Philadelphia

LifeSet partner agencies convene in Philadelphia

Leaders from all 20 implementing LifeSet partner agencies attended a convening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to learn more about effectively implementing the program model and to share insights from implementations in their states and jurisdictions.

Coming Full Circle – Brett’s Story

Coming Full Circle – Brett’s Story

At 6 years old, Brett entered foster care. He spent 11 years in and out of group homes and different foster placements. Finding a permanent home felt like it was never going to happen for him.

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