Like many children in the foster care system, Tencha Nieves grew up in a lot of different places.
She tries to remember them all, but having been in the system since she was 2, it’s hard. There was her grandma’s home, she recalls, then her aunt’s, but four children were a lot and that’s when the siblings were separated. Sometimes Nieves lived with her twin and another brother, but sometimes not. There were individual homes and there were group homes. There was the time when she thought everything was going OK with her foster guardian, but she came home from a barbecue and was told to pack her bag. That one still hurts.
But all in all, Nieves, 22, who graduated from Pasadena High School, still has a positive outlook. Continue reading “Hathaway-Sycamores Helps Foster Youth Bloom Into Adulthood”
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ recent Celebrating Children Gala was attended by a sellout crowd of 400 people at the Los Angeles Zoo. The fundraiser raised more than $475,000 that will help fund the therapeutic and other crucial support services that Hathaway-Sycamores — one of Los Angeles County’s largest mental health and welfare agencies — provides each year to thousands of children, youth, young adults and families facing serious life challenges.
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