By David R. Altman
Connections Homes, a faith-based non-profit aimed at connecting older foster kids with families who can mentor them, recently announced it is launching the “Don’t Go Alone” campaign to raise awareness of the nearly 700 foster kids who age-out of Georgia’s foster care system annually but stil…
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