Free Mental Health Support for Foster Kids

by A Home Within
Nov 27, 2012

The People We Help

Every day we get calls from young adults who have aged out of foster care asking for therapy, along with referrals from foster parents, social workers, and attorneys. Although the reasons for the calls are similar—a child is anxious or depressed or angry—there is a unique story behind each call.

These are stories of but two of the 31 people who called us for help last month:

Carmen, aged 5, has just started kindergarten and is having extreme difficulties with transitions. Her foster mother has started to see a lot of anger and aggression, particularly connected to visits with her biological relatives. Her foster mother is hoping that a therapist will help her to learn better skills for handling Carmen’s moods so that she can continue to be a strong support for her.

John and his fiancé are both former foster youth. They are raising a four-year-old boy and are both seeking individual therapy to help them form a healthy, loving environment for their child. They have a decent support system but are looking for professionals to help them work through some of their past traumas so that they don’t pass them on to their little boy.

These children and famlies are like many others around the country who come to A Home Within for help, and we match them with therapists who will work to meet their mental health needs for as long as they need it. As you can see, we aren't just helping current and former foster youth with immediate issues, but also helping to give them the support and background for a brighter, stronger future.

It is donations like yours that ensures that we are able to provide this help, raise awareness so that they know this resource is available to them, and open new chapters—something we are constantly working on doing. We can't thank you enough for all of your support.



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A Home Within

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
A Home Within
Project Leader:
Jade Hoffman
Marketing & Technology Associate
San Francisco, California United States

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