A Barber’s Tale: How One Former Foster Youth Is Styling a New Future
There’s a swing in David Hornsby’s stride as he walks up to a barber’s chair, small metal briefcase in hand. Today the 25-year-old aspiring barber sports stylish black slacks and firetruck-red hair tucked under a black baseball cap.
Bill to Expand Contact for Parents Who Lose Rights To Kids Awaits Cuomo’s Signature in New York
New York State lawmakers approved legislation this week that would allow judges to order contact between parents and children, after the court severs the parent’s rights due to child abuse or neglect.
Aging Out: A Future That Works
Angelina Smith was five years old when she entered the foster care system. Like many other foster children, she was placed under the care of multiple foster parents. At the age of nine she was placed under the legal guardianship of a family friend.
Sequestration’s Short-Sighted Abuse of Programs for Homeless Youth
by Kevin Ryan When I read that Congress had sent its budget to President Obama for his signature today, all I could think of was the nearly 1,700 homeless young people who will sleep beneath a Covenant House roof in one of 19 cities across the country tonight.