The Lifelong Links program seeks to reconnect older youth with biological relatives to give a sense of family, identity, and belonging. Once made, these connections may result in something as simple as meaningful and consistent contact between the child and a caring adult or relative. Ideally, this program will result in identifying permanent, safe, and stable homes for these children outside of the foster care system.
Following two successful years of the program, Lifelong Links is now part of the duties of our traditional volunteers. Because of this, we no longer need Lifelong Links volunteers. This efficiency will allow more young people to receive these services.
A special thanks to the Walmart Foundation for providing the seed money for this innovative program and to the United Way First Step Funding for supporting our second year of the program.
Please contact our Lifelong Links Supervisor, Ryan Brashears, with questions about Lifelong Links.