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Building Community During the Holidays


The holidays can be a particularly difficult time without a family to celebrate with. But Larkin Street Youth Services and community members in San Francisco helped make this festive season a little warmer.

FMC attended an annual holiday party for former foster youth living in transitional housing supported by Larkin Street Youth Services, an organization that supplies housing for 3,100 youth in San Francisco who are or are at risk of being homeless. Because of a generous donation, this year was the first time the party was able to be held in a large and central location much easier to access for everyone. Because of the food donations from community members and volunteers helping to prepare the dinner, youth and their families said the celebration helped fill the void during the holidays.

-Ryann Blackshere

Fostering Media Connections (FMC) is a project of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). FMC harnesses the power of journalism and media to drive public and political will behind policy and practice that improve the well-being of children in foster care.

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