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A Lifeline of Hope

A Lifeline of Hope

Young people who experience foster care are resilient and capable. Still, they need support as they move toward adulthood.

Meet Our New LifeSet Supervisor!

Meet Our New LifeSet Supervisor!

Youth Villages is excited to welcome Amanda Matthews as the new supervisor for LifeSet in Oregon. We are so grateful to have Amanda lead LifeSet as we begin 2022, a year with ambitious growth goals for the program.

Organization is the key

Organization is the key

Kiara is a busy young lady. A single mother, Kiara takes care of her 8-year-old daughter, Kyra. She also attends college full time, taking prerequisites to pursue a nursing degree. Additionally, she works full time in an overnight job with Memphis-based FedEx.

Mentors, mentees connect through ‘nerdom’

Mentors, mentees connect through ‘nerdom’

When twins Jordan and Devan Brown were in the LifeSet program, Youth Villages paired them with mentors. Instead of just sending someone their way, the twins were allowed to list some qualities they wanted in their mentors.

Amani’s LifeSet Story

Amani’s LifeSet Story

Annually, 20,000 youth age out of foster care, and they are often left with little to no resources to transition successfully into adulthood…

Finding My North Star: My journey from foster care to success

Finding My North Star: My journey from foster care to success

By Elina MorrisonYouth Villages Advisory Council Dear 17-year-old Elina, At this time in your life, you are angry and sad, and things feel beyond repair. It’s October of 2017, and you have been placed in the foster care system for the second time in your life. While...

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