“I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.” Colossians 2:2
The realities of aging out of foster care.
While foster care strives to provide stable home environments for youth, they are instantly “aged” out of the foster care system when they turn 18. This means if they don’t have a family or support system in place — 1 in 5 instantly become homeless. More than 500 youth age out of the foster care system each year in North Carolina.
At The Open Door House, we want to restore hope for at-risk youth – no matter the situation they come from.
Doria Patterson has experienced the realities of aging out of the foster care system first hand. From living in her boyfriend’s car to graduating from college, her story shows the importance of a support system for foster care youth.