Aging Out. Former Foster Care young adults create support system

Those who aged-out of the foster care system can have difficulty building a support network, especially during the pandemic. Twenty-two-year-old Nedhal Al-Kazahy said her experience with the pandemic has taken her life off course, but she’s doing what she has to do to keep a roof over her head.

“I don’t have the cards to go to college, and work and pay bills. I wish I could, but I don’t,” said Al-Kazahy.

Nedhal stopped going to school to work. It’s not a decision she wanted to make, but the pandemic forced her hand.

“I didn’t know how I was going to pay for anything,” said Al-Kazahy

Nedhal entered the foster care system at five, living in roughly over 20 foster homes. She is one of the…

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