Thanksgiving luncheon for youth from foster care and foster families hosted by BCFS
The luncheon, held Tuesday November 24 at Sunset Station, brought together approximately 200 youth from foster care, foster families, and BCFS’ community partners including the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS).
The “family-like” setting for the luncheon, complete with long banquet tables and a football game in the background on projector screens, was a big hit with guests.
Two youth from foster care spoke to the crowd, sharing how thankful they were for BCFS Health and Human Services’ PAL program, among other blessings.
The PAL program, or Preparation for Adult Living, helps youth from foster care prepare for life on their own by teaching life skills like budgeting, healthy relationships, and how to access critical resources.
The youth played games with BCFS staff and mentors, like a football toss, giant outdoor Jenga, and card games.