Human Trafficking and Foster Care

In 2014, Monica was 16 and living in a specialized foster care placement for sexually abused girls. Through our Life Support program, Monica received a volunteer mentor, Leslie. Over the course of a year, the two interacted weekly, and developed a trusting bond.   Monica left foster care in the…

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Fostering Great Ideas brings entrepreneurial spirit to improving the lives of children in foster care

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on Jan 3, 2019 ] By Rebecca Howerton Last year in South Carolina, more than 4,500 children were in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Removed from familiar people and places, they experience real trauma. Constrained by a stressed system, even…

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From Broken to Unbreakable

Sister and brother together

Samantha (18) and Jake (16) have lived in foster care since 2013; between them, they’ve lived in 11 foster placements. Their experiences left them hopeless and broken. Then came Sib-Link. They began regular visits in 2016. At first, they barely talked to one another; not because they didn’t love each other,…

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