Thousands of children in Pennsylvania’s foster care system are waiting to be adopted. In Pittsburgh, a woman who went through the system as a teenager is on a mission to make life easier for them while they hope for a new home.
Former MyPlace client, TyAsia Pitts, is working to give back to other youths in the foster care system by creating a new non-profit in hopes of acquiring and reopening a foster youth group home in Brighton Heights.
“TyAsia was part of the ‘MyPlace program’ where we helped her,” said Sharon Langford, Director of Social Service for Action Housing. “We provided housing and we helped her build her foundation for independence.”