The Need to Foster

Monique Ambrester

Program Manager for the Residential Division, Five Acres

"I saw the need to help kids from another angle beyond the classroom. As a Program Manager for Five Acres, I work directly with children in foster care in Los Angeles. I think the reality is that many people may not understand how large the need is for families and individuals to step up and foster. The perception is that foster kids are bad, and that's just not true." - Monique Ambrester

Monique Ambrester, a Program Manager for the Residential Division at Five Acres saw the need to help kids besides being a teacher in the classroom. Today, she opens up today about her experience in working directly with foster youth and their families, and the importance of fostering and adopting children in the foster care system.

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