Foster Greatness

In Greater Victoria, there are over 250 youth in foster care (age 13-18).

We are EXTREMELY short of foster homes for our teens.

These kids need mentors.

They need individuals in their lives who can help them establish relationships, form connections, build self-esteem & self-worth, and learn the life skills to make it in this world.

Do you have what it takes to foster their greatness?

Meet Julie*

Young teen Julie is a 16 year old girl, who enjoys music and hanging out with friends.

Lately, she can be found humming tunes from the latest Alicia Keys album.

Julie would benefit greatly from living with a female who is interested in mentoring her, teaching her life skills and supporting her as she overcomes some attachment issues.

At the moment, Julie attends school part-time, and also holds a part-time job in retail.

While she has had history of substance abuse, Julie is a young woman who is open to forming a relationship with a mentor who could provide a secure secure, supportive environment.

Could your foster/mentor someone like Julie?

Meet Kevin*

Young teen Kevin is a 14 year old boy who is crazy over video games. He claims to be the king of his friends at ‘Super Smash Bros Brawl’ (a new Nintendo Wii game).

Kevin had been living with extended family, but because of some mental health challenges, they can no longer care for him.

He has had some youth justice involvement, substance abuse, and a brief history of violence.

Kevin would do best in a home with no other children, with an individual who could set boundaries for him.

He is marginally attending school, but needs more encouragement to develop his interpersonal skills.

Could your foster/mentor someone like Kevin?

(* these profiles represent some of our typical youth in care – however, to protect the identity of youth, the profiles are fictional)

Find out more about BC Foster Families by visiting the Provincial Awareness Campaign website: https://fosteringconnections.ca/