David was living in a trailer in Rochester with his six siblings, with parents who were rarely around to take care of the seven children. With a stressful and unpredictable home life, David started having trouble in class. It became increasing hard to find the motivation to study and the energy to learn. Soon, David started skipping school.
When David turned 13 years old, a social worker recognized that home wasn’t safe for him and his siblings. A foster family in the 180 Degrees network was able to take David and one of his brothers safely into their home. For two years, foster parents Sherry and Malcolm provided the steady supply of love, structure, and support they needed.
Because he was given the support and shelter at a crucial time in his life, he was able to start healing and grow into the person he is today.