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Tamara's story: Finding independence

19 December 2017 Stories of hope

Kids in foster care don’t celebrate their 18th birthday. Instead, it’s often the day they lose everything.

Tamara left her foster home with a sports bag of belongings and no idea of what tomorrow had in store for her. And she's not alone. One in three young people, like Tamara, are homeless within 12 months of leaving foster care because they're just not prepared to face adulthood alone.

Thankfully Tamara found guidance, support and hope for the future through Wesley Take Charge of Your Life.

"My future’s already becoming brighter every day because of Wesley. If it wasn’t because of them, I wouldn’t have a house over my head right now," she said.

Find out how this ground-breaking initiative paved the way for Tamara and continues to do so for many others.

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