Family Design Resources Helps Youth Who Age out of Foster Care

Pennsylvania’s youth are invited to participate.

Denalee Chapman December 04, 2014
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When 25-year-old Michelle Nauman turned 18, after having lived in 28 foster homes, six group homes, and a boot camp, she was homeless–and pregnant. WHTM in Pennsylvania reports that Michelle entered the foster care system when she was 2 and always hoped for permanency.

After reflecting on her family history and not wanting the cycle of foster care to repeat itself with her children, Michelle sought help from Family Design Resources, a non-profit organization that helps youth transition from foster care into successful adult life.

Although much of the organization’s focus is on finding permanency for children, they also offer training and life skills learning opportunities to help with older children and youth who will age out of the system.  Volunteers and donations are always welcome at Family Design Resources.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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