Frank’s turbulent journey from the foster care system to attempted suicide has brought him to Talbot House Ministries, where he is earning a new lease on life.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, more than 20,000 youth “age out” of foster care each year. This means that they have to learn to meet their own needs, identify and maintain housing, find a job, and manage their own finances.
This was the case for Frank, who remained in the foster care system for 18 years and was never able to meet his biological mother. He struggled to adjust to life’s ups and downs, and two weeks before coming to Talbot House, Frank tried to kill himself. Fortunately, he was rescued and hospitalized, and received a recommendation to visit Talbot House Ministries.
Frank has been at Talbot House for over a year. During this time, his case managers have helped him develop coping skills and build new life goals. The Good Samaritan Free Clinic has provided his much-needed medication. Solutions helped him obtain his driver’s license and a forklift certification, and he just got a new full-time job as a result of his hard work. Through it all, Talbot House Ministries’ staff have helped to uplift Frank and restore hope to his life.
Today, Frank is exceeding his own expectations, and looks forward to embracing the future. His next goal is to save enough money to buy a car, and he will soon be on his way to true independence.
Thank you for your support of Talbot House Ministries, which provides life-changing hope to people like Frank every day.