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Letting former foster care youth know they are not alone

At RFL, years ago we asked a group of the former foster youth we serve:  Is there something you know now that you wish you knew before aging out of the foster care system? Becky replied: "I wish I knew what it would feel like to spend the holidays alone. When you are in foster care, someone has to take you. When you get out, no one does." 


This is why our Home for the Holidays program was created. The young adults we serve call us their Ready for Life Family – and that includes you! Thank you for your help! Youth age out of the foster care system and are on their own, often all alone. The daunting challenge of adulting is difficult even for those who have family support; those whom we serve often have no one by their side. By remembering those we serve with a special stocking stuffed with gift cards and goodies selected just for them, we are able to help them with what they want most in the world: a sense that they belong.


We celebrate each young adult just like other families celebrate one another, and we help to fill in that gaping holes in their hearts that can become even bigger during the Holidays. With over one hundred young adults and little ones to serve, we can only do this with your help. Thank you for your support!

Christmas Gift

Sponsor a stocking

We provide stockings filled with gift cards and candy for every one of the former foster youth we serve and their little ones, and we celebrate together by going to see a movie on Christmas day! Sign up to sponsor a stocking, gift, or movie tickets below.


Volunteer (December 13-15,18, 19)

Volunteer with us! It takes a LOT of arms to wrap around all these young people. We need volunteers to wrap gifts, stuff stockings, help set up for our holiday gatherings, bake cookies, and hand out gifts! Click Volunteer and scroll down to December 13th.

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Merry & Bright!

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