“The voices in Dayton changed the voices in Washington D.C.,” Turner said.
During a press conference Wednesday morning, foster care children advocates spoke about how the new law will help those leaving the system. Cloe Cooper, who is a former foster care youth, said the change has been in the works for years.
“This life-changing legislation provides on-demand housing vouchers for young adults exiting foster care who are at risk of homelessness. It supersedes any barrier that once prevented our population from accessing this resource and gives former foster kids a chance to finally have a home of their own. Their chance to build a life they deserve.”
Also supporting the law Wednesday was Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Doris Edelmann with Action Ohio Youth Advisory Board, Jamole Callahan, director of training and development at ACTION Ohio, and foster care advocates Jonathon Thomas and Sydney Dykes.