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NEEDED BY 05/28

Housing Supplies for Ria to attend the Foster Youth Internship Program in Washington DC

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Ria is a student from New Jersey who was accepted into CCAI’s 2019 Foster Youth Internship Program in Washington, D.C. For 17 years, the FYI Program has been a highly esteemed, life-changing youth empowerment program for young adults who have spent their formative years in the U.S. foster care system. The program offers Foster Youth Interns the opportunity to intern in a congressional office and become published authors of a federal child welfare policy report. To help make this program an impactful experience for the interns, CCAI provides full service, wrap-around care throughout the internship. We need your help to provide essential dorm housing supplies such as bedding, toiletries, plates, utensils, cooking supplies, and detergent in addition to other miscellaneous living supplies. We so appreciate your support!

Ria is 22 years old and lives in Hopatcong, NJ

Ria is a recent graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a minor in public policy. Since then, Ria has been working with the Office of Resource Families of New Jersey, giving presentations on her personal experiences in foster care. These presentations focus on the importance of appropriate care for youth coming from backgrounds of trauma. Ria’s goals are to obtain resources for youth who have been adopted out of foster care and to generate long lasting success for all populations of foster youth.

The Wish Story

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) requests this wish for Ria.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Karen grants the wish for Ria! Thanks Karen.

"I hope you learn a lot on your trip and get the ear of the right people to help you make a difference for all the kids in the foster system! You rock!"

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) for Ria.

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