Albert Einstein once said, “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Jodie Williams is a great example of this.
Williams is the founder of Heart 2 Heart, a small nonprofit of volunteers in Solano County, CA dedicated to helping local foster youth.
According to an article on dailyrepublic.com, Heart 2 Heart’s “goal is to break the cycle that sees many foster children ending up homeless within two years of getting out of the foster care system.”
At any given time, the organization works with 200 foster youth, the article explains, “providing them with the necessities of life as well as referrals to programs that can also help them.” Recently, Heart 2 Heart handed out bags to students at Solano Community College, assisting them with a range of goods from household items to school supplies.
This organization is an excellent example of how a community can work together and significantly impact a foster youth aging out of the system—a type of support, unfortunately, one former foster youth did not receive.
“I owe them these things, things that I did not have,” the article quotes Williams explaining her past, which included living out of a car. After moving to Solano County and discovering the lack of programs helping foster youth exiting the system, Williams hopped on Facebook, rallied her friends around the cause and Heart 2 Heart was born.
FC2S thanks Jodie Williams and all the Heart 2 Heart volunteers for their service and commitment to a “life lived” for foster youth!