What happens to youth when they become 18 and they age out of the foster care system?
Some of them end up homeless and they account for a third of all the homeless youth in King County. That’s definitely an issue that needs to be addressed and soon.
That’s what the Mockingbird Society does. They are an advocacy organization that works to meet society’s obligations to children and youth who need out-of-home care.
Their advocacy is rooted in the direct experience and voices of young people who have experienced foster care and youth homelessness.
We recently invited to the show Annie Blackledge, Mockingbird Society’s Executive Director, and Kim Hines, one of the Seattle Chapter Leaders and youth advocates at Mockingbird Society.
Listen to our talk here...