Foster Children Rise from Despair to “I Know I Can” Do Anything

June 9, 2017

"You are sitting out there, excited and relieved at the same time,'' said Laquita Howell, a foster care graduate who is now a mom, a JFS worker, and Lighthouse Board member. "Lean on your mentors, ask for help when you need it." And perhaps most important, she told them to never give up on themselves: "Keep telling yourself: 'I can finish it. I know I can, I know I can.' "

Mission Accomplished: Foster Care to 21

May 27, 2016

We did it! On May 25, 2016, the Ohio Senate passed HB 50 unanimously, with a vote of 33-0. Governor Kasich is expected to sign the bill into law within 10 days. Thank you for your support and advocacy. Together, we made a difference. The new law will establish a statewide program to serve youth who age out of foster care through their 21st birthday.