“Jesse Aguiar is an open-hearted and passionate individual in the EOH community. He attended East Los Angeles College, is the Director for the “Beyond Foster Care” Program at Journey House nonprofit organization, is a loving father, and a former foster youth.
Here is what Jesse has to share with current foster youth:
“When you are in the thick of the struggle dealing with social workers, courts, the lack of family, or even worse, homeless out in the streets with no income and no food, it can seem impossible to imagine that one day you WILL have a home. And that one day you WILL have that family. Survival mode is real and feeling alone in this world makes it hard to imagine that your heart will have peace and joy, but it will. We first have to understand the roots of our traumas, that is how the healing process begins. Today I have a successful career with a home and beautiful family. It took work, vision, goals, and action plans to get to where I am. But healing my wounds gave me the strength to do this. You can too.” – Jesse Aguiar”
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