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New and improved services for foster youth 

Aunt Leah’s has long advocated that foster youth need and deserve the same care and support that parented youth receive from their families.  You have enabled us to replicate that support by providing housing, life skills learning, education navigation, and employment training.  The Ministry of Children and Families now acknowledges these critical needs and has moved to offer more of these supports themselves.  We will see how these new financial aids, system navigation services, and a longer timeline for services will play out.

Our role will continue to focus on the key determinant of building successful lives – safe, secure and affordable housing.  Please take a few minutes to read a recent article in the Vancouver Sun that captures Aunt Leah’s perspective and the hoped-for impact of new social services changes as seen by foster youth.