Up to 50% of former foster youth become homeless within 18 months after leaving the system nationwide.
80% of foster youth suffer from mental health issues.
Drug addiction has become one of the leading causes of youth entering foster care.
Baltimore disproportionately have minority youth in foster care and may use substances.
65% of foster youth finish high school or obtain their GED in Maryland by the age of 17.
Through Mo's House, former foster youth will have the foundation of a home and guidance to avoid homelessness.
Through Village of Resilencey, we will focus on healing addiction and addiction environments, and the affects of trauma.
Through Recover the Dream, we will provide educational guidance for a GED and career guidance to ensure a productive life.
Crystal Parker is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience with foster youth, families, the aging population, and medical case management. Crystal dedicates her time to assist populations of all backgrounds to navigate social systems and mental health services.
Torrey Parker is a Career Coach with over 20 years worth of experience in the foster care setting. He is certified as a global career development facilitator. Torrey dedicates his time to educate foster youth in the independent living setting on workforce development, education enrichment, financial analysis and goal setting.
Donald Black is an Alumni of Foster Care in Maryland and is the AVP Branch Leader and Small Business Development officer for BB&T. He is passionate about growth whether in business, community or personal. After his eight year experience in foster care he has become an advocate for bettering the relationship between social workers and clientele.
Tatum Bullock is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist with a background in Trauma-Informed Care. Tatum has worked as an advocate for children and families within the child welfare system for over 15 years. Tatum believes one of the most effective ways to serve a child is to engage and connect with their family unit.
Ciarra R. Miles
Known as The People’s Paralegal is the founder and Chief Operating Officer of 3C Freelance Incorporated. Her goal is to provide a variety of legal services to the community to ensure seeds of success are planted in urban communities. Her overarching goal is not just to get the job done, but to assist her clients in becoming knowledgeable of the legal and judicial process.
Tekora C. Nichols
Tekora Nichols is a full-time clinical therapist for individuals and families in Baltimore. She has worked with multiple populations to include geriatrics, substance abuse, couples, and families. She is passionate about helping others, and believes in giving back as much of herself as possible in order to open doors for younger generations and those coming behind her.