The youth-written stories in YCteen give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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Group Homes (15 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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The author was sexually abused by her adopted father for several years. After she goes into care, she decides to testify about it, and sends a predator to prison. (full text)
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Victor reviews Rosie Perez's memoir of growing up in a group home where nuns abused her. Despite all her achievements, Perez suffers PTSD and depression and finally gets therapy years later. (full text)
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The author is dismayed by the greasy, fatty food and lack of vegetables in her group home. She persists in asking for healthier food -- and succeeds! (full text)
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When a fellow resident ages out into homelessness, Michael resolves to make a plan for himself. (full text)
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Rejected by her mother, Donalay finally finds acceptance at a GLBTQ group home. (full text)
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When a group home staff shows genuine interest in him, Marcus is inspired to start planning for his future. (full text)
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Miguel is constantly bullied by the other residents in his group home. He longs for the love and security of a foster home. (full text)
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Ja'Nelle was babied in foster care—staff did her laundry and cooked for her. Her independent living classes were a joke. She wishes she had been taught the skills she needs to function successfully in the real world. (full text)
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Anne, who lives in a group home, meets Cliff and they soon fall in love. But Anne can't tell Cliff her living situation, nor that her mother is a racist. (full text)
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Mariah, who is transgendered, finds refuge in a group home for gay kids. (full text)
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Angela goes into care after being molested by her father. She's relieved to find a group home that provides her with the structure and safety she never got at home. (full text)
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When Tamecka goes away to college, she begins missing classes and failing exams, and her first inclination is to blame her foster care background. (full text)
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After her first day, Tamecka realizes her fears about living in a group home were unfounded. (full text)
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Omar feels ashamed that the "normal" kids have parents and he's in foster care, so he tries various ways to hide his group home identity. But when his friend Joseph finds out the truth and accepts him, Omar begins to accept himself. (full text)
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The writer never imagines she’ll end up in foster care, but when she does, she discovers its benefits, like dental care and money for college. (full text)

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