Overcoming Trauma with Foster Care



Three sisters, Leila, Aliyah, and Tatiana, came into LSS/NCA’s foster care program in 2007. They were removed from their father’s home due to allegations of sexual abuse. At the time, their father was unemployed and abused both drugs and alcohol. Their mother had abandoned the girls years ago. Faced with an immediate need to find the girls a loving home, LSS/NCA placed the girls with the Jones’s, an elderly couple with the energy and stamina to make any 20-year-old jealous.

After the trauma the girls endured, they had unique challenges that they had to overcome including developmental delays, educational deficits, and mental health issues. The Jones’s were willing to help the girls grow beyond these challenges. With the help of their social workers and the support of the Jones family, the girls began therapy and classes to help them address their needs.

Over the last few years, each of the girls has made significant progress in rebuilding their lives, thanks to the structure and guidance of the Jones’ household and the LSS/NCA foster care program. They are involved in their schools’ athletic programs and look forward to coming home each day to Ms. Jones’ delicious homemade meals.

If you have interest in changing the life of a child, please consider becoming a foster parent and opening your home to children in need.







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