Aisha Brezial


Hey everybody, my name is Aisha Brezial and I live in Macon, Ga. I am currently a full-time student at Albany State University, majoring in Health and Human Performance, but I am also in the process of transferring to Middle Ga State University to major in Health Management. My goal is to become a reconstructive surgeon and help people with life-altering injuries/ birth defects and make them feel and look beautiful again. I believe everybody deserves to be happy, no matter what obstacles they must face. I joined the CARES project to understand the different resources within the system for a transitioned young adult, which I can then pass on to my friends or other young adults that about to age out, so they will not be stuck in a bad situation after aging out. The CARES project is important to older youth as it prepares them for the real world along with providing resources, they can use that will benefit them in the long run. When I am not at school, you can find me at home looking up places to travel and finding good deals.


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We know that children and youth do best when they are able to remain in their homes and communities. And when families do become known to the child welfare system, it is the system’s responsibility to partner with families in ways that promote autonomy and provide supports and resources that keep families together. ⁣
For LGBTQ+ youth and their families, this requires having a system, including staff, that engage youth and families with dignity and are affirming and responsive to their needs, as well as partnerships with a broader network of community-based supports that can meet families’ needs.⁣
Check out our full statement on how Systems, policies, and communities play an important role in affirming LGBTQ+ young people in the foster care system on our blog.  🔗 in bio.
Young people want to be seen for their whole selves and deserve to feel encouraged, affirmed, and supported as they make their way in the world. 
Join us TODAY from 2:30-3:45 PM ET for a panel discussion hosted by @chcidc to talk about opportunities to support and affirm #LGBTQ young people in foster care, featuring LA Ambassador @danie.rose_ 
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Check out #Atlanta CARES Ambassador Vlad speaking 🗣️ about how he feels about creating policies that help transition-age youth. “Something that I’ll say I enjoy a lot about being a CARES Ambassador is improving people’s lives and giving opportunities. Making policies that will help youth and people in need.”
 #CARES #fostercare #policy #youthpolicies #CARESAmbassador
Check out CARES Ambassador Joseph Mariscal talking about some of the challenges with accessing benefits from state to state and what universal policies should be protected for transition aged youth. #CARES #fostercare #healthcare
#tbt to President Leonard Burton winning the high-five challenge at @ctrsocialpolicy’s 2023 Constituent Convening!