Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 2014
Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for families to come together and enjoy being in the company of one another. However, for many who have lived in foster care and have no real connection to this holiday with their family, this can be a very difficult time.
In November, Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter partnered with Struggling Youth Equal Successful Adults and Be Strong Families to hold a Thanksgiving dinner that represented the many cultures in the foster care system. Through events like this one, we are able to be that family former foster youth need. We as alumni of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services child welfare system are bringing together former youth in care to begin a tradition of eating and enjoying each other’s company.