At Silver Lining Mentoring, one of our values is cultural responsiveness. We believe that diversity strengthens communities and we are committed to listening and responding to all voices to promote respect, compassion, and social change. Each month, one of our Staff Members shares a resource about cultural responsiveness and our entire Staff meets together to discuss. We look forward to sharing our cultural responsiveness pieces with you in the months ahead.
This month, we watched “The Little Problem I Had Renting a House“. Many youth who have aged out of the foster care system also struggle with housing. Since turning 18, 37% of youth who have aged out of the foster care system in Massachusetts reported experiencing homelessness, according to A Report of the Task Force on Youth Aging Out of DSS Care, a 2008 report from The Boston Foundation.