This week we’d like to help a young woman called Ivy, who recently left foster care. She lived with her mum and dad until she was 9, but they had issues with alcohol and were sometimes violent, so her and her sisters were removed from the home and put into foster care.
She was scared and didn’t understand what was happening. “It broke my heart when I realised I wouldn't go back to my parents.”
Ivy lived with her first foster family for a few years and loved it there, but was then moved to a different family. Over the years, she was moved 3 more times and, from age 13, she was placed in different foster homes to her sisters. After they were separated she became very depressed.
Ivy is now an adult and no longer in the care system. She's living alone, she's 6 months pregnant, and she has very little help from anyone. Her support worker got in touch with us to see if we could help to get Ivy’s flat ready for the arrival of her baby girl.
Ivy has had a lot of sadness in her life and very few people she could depend on, but with your help, we’d love to show her some kindness.