Mikayla’s Story: A Home to Move Forward

Mikayla never really had a place to call home until HOPE Place. Before moving in, she had been in the foster care system, moving from home to home and never finding that one she could call home. In November of this past year, having found her home, Mikayla was able to find her pathway forward. She is attending high school during the day, taking PSEO courses, and enrolled in a CNA course at night – her clinicals start in February. Mikayla’s future goal is to become an Emergency Room Physician.

Mikayla says, “Without HOPE 4 Youth and HOPE Place, I would not be in school and would either be in a shelter or on the streets. Being in these programs has given me a positive outlook on what being an adult can be like and how to achieve things I couldn’t achieve on my own.”

Mikayla is able to achieve her goals because there are people like you behind the scenes supporting HOPE 4 Youth and we thank you for that!