Patrick Gabbett

Patrick Gem Gabbett 20 years old He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs Woodland, California 3 years in California's child welfare system. Patrick entered care at 17 after escaping his abusive family and has opted into extended care. Since then, Patrick has experienced a foster home, SILP (a supervised independent living placement), homelessness, and... Read more

Michelle Ziko

10 years in California’s foster care system 22 years old She/Her/Hers Michelle entered care at the age of five for one year and was then reunified with her mother. While in foster care Michelle experienced 6 different placements, which included a kinship/relative placement with her older sister, a group home,... Read more

Joel Urzua

3 years in the California foster care system Joel is an enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a great personality. He was born in California, but grew up in Aguascalientes, Ags Mexico. Despite receiving a good education, he experienced domestic violence in his family which hindered his education. He then became... Read more