Elva M.

Elva Martinez, age 18 Pronouns: She/Her 4 years in Indiana foster system Elva is from Lafayette, Indiana. She has obtained her CNA certification and is currently going to Ivy Tech Community College for her Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy. Elva has a passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures. Elva... Read more

Kaeyoni Phillips 

Kaeyoni Phillips Her/ hers/she 20 years old Indiana’s Foster Care System Kae’yoni Phillips currently attends Ivy Tech Community College, where she is a second year sophomore in hopes of graduating on time from there with her associates degree and certificate in addictions. After community college she plans to transfer to... Read more

Vita Short

Vita Short 8 years in Indiana’s Foster Care System 20 years old She/Her/Hers Vita experienced eight years in the foster care system. One thing she would like people to know about the foster care experience is that the system lacks support and resources for older youth that are aging out... Read more

Justin Hayden

Justin Hayden 5 years in Indiana’s Foster Care System 20 years old He/Him/His Justin experienced five years in the foster care system. He is from Northwest Indiana and is currently a student at Purdue University Northwest. He is a communication major with a focus in public relations and a minor... Read more