Elizabeth, like so many in foster care, had a very tumultuous and unstable childhood. After multiple placements and bouncing back and forth between her biological and foster families, Elizabeth aged out at 18 with no family support. She became unhoused and struggled with her mental health, all while trying to come to terms with the trauma she experienced as a child. As Elizabeth says "I experienced years of abuse, therapy and pain during my time in care, but I am proud to call it my story and the reason for my strength. I have become grateful for a past that has made me not only to be resilient, but also to empathize strongly and strive to understand and care for others." Elizabeth finally found stability in her mid-20's and has since graduated from college with her bachelor's degree.