Winona’s most recent foster family has been supportive and consistent with her medication. It’s a good foster placement, but it’s temporary. When her Youth Advocate used the Connect Our Kids technology platform, she identified and provided outreach to many relatives who could not manage the complexities of Winona’s medical condition.
Expanding her search to include community contacts, she located a woman named Carla, who was once Winona’s mother’s stepsister. Carla is a trauma-informed nurse who works in the medical field, making her a uniquely qualified caregiver for Winona. As the Youth Advocate introduced Winona to Carla, the two began to tenatively build a relationship. Carla is now in the process of finalizing guardianship for Winona.
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