If you are a foster care congregate care facility and you have a new foster youth and would like to have someone from Love Heals Youth bring a Welcome Home Bag for the youth, please submit a request. The youth will receive a bag with full sized hygiene products, a journal, and a few other items (depending on supplies).
Our amazing team of counselors is committed to helping youth in foster care. Every member is a volunteer and our nonprofit program expenditures are funded 100% by the founder, Rebecca Smith, MA, LPC-S.
Our program is designed to support the entire family system, because we know it takes a village to raise our kids. We offer counseling services for the foster care children, caregivers, and the birth family. We work with older kids that suffer from addiction and substance abuse.
Through LOVE, we HEAL! Our counseling program will help foster care youth rewrite and repurpose their trials and tribulations so they can find acceptance for the present and find freedom from the past. In time, LOVE will HEAL all wounds.
Of our prison inmates grew up in foster care.
Of the gang members have been in the foster care system.
People who age out of the foster care system lack a home when they turn 18.
Of the kids entering foster care have notable mental health needs.
Of foster youth will be on government assistance within 4 years of aging out.
Of the foster youth develop substance abuse by the age of 24