Crystal Yanez

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Years in care: 4 Crystal Yanez is from Los Angeles, California. Crystal's parents emigrated from Mexico to California for better opportunities. She overcame losing her parents due to gun violence, trauma and poverty. She went to care at 4 and was placed in kinship with her sister at 7 until... Read more

Louis Gasper

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Years in care: 7 Louie spent seven years in the California child welfare system. While in foster care, he was in over ten different foster homes, group homes, and spent time in the juvenile justice system. Throughout his foster care experience, advocacy has always been important. When he was thirteen... Read more