October 2, 2023
Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 187 | Susan Ramirez of National Angels
In today’s episode of Fostering Change, Rob Scheer speaks with a true “angel”: Susan Ramirez, the founder of National Angels, a non-profit organization whose mission is “to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.”
Now in 21 cities in 16 states, National Angels’ goal is to keep youth in foster care in one home before they are returned to their biological family or become a permanent part of that home by adoption.
As Susan notes in the interview: “Every child should have at least one healthy adult who knows the color of their eyes and the passions of their heart.” Because close to 50% of foster parents close their home in one year, on average children in foster care move 7 times every 2 years. Think about that. How does that set these youth up for success?
Susan and Rob discuss how foster care affects ALL of us as a society, and it is up to us ALL to do what we can to equip all youth to succeed. Otherwise, it can lead down the wrong path – as many of you know, 80% of all death row inmates were once in foster care. Close to 25% of those who have been part of “human trafficking” have been in foster care. Without support, those numbers will only grow.
🖐️ National Angels’ Love Box and Dare to Dream Programs that support the families as a whole and empower youth through mentoring and scholarships.
🖐️ The importance of the goal of reunification with biological family
🖐️ The impact of “Respite”
National Angels will host a “Give-a-Thon” from November 21-28. All of us at Comfort Cases encourage you to consider making a donation to increase their national awareness and support. More information about this important event can be found HERE.
You can follow National Angels on social media and learn more about them at these links: