by Dawn Saffayeh
Dawn Saffayeh is Executive Director of HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, helping over 6,000 New York children, adults and families to overcome the challenges of family crises, addiction, mental illness and poverty.
Many older youth in foster care are no longer looking for adoptive parents, but they are looking for adults they can count on. In this article, Dawn Saffayeh from Foster Focus Magazine is debunking some of the misconceptions about what kids in foster care need.
The four needs that Dawn discusses in this article are exactly what we at AGAPE of NC are striving to do with Salem House opening this fall for boys in foster care ages 18-21 years old. Read more about Salem House in a couple of our previous blogs from this summer!