West End marks 15 years helping foster kids who ‘age-out’

Fifteen years ago, services for foster children ended when they turned 18, but that was when West End Neighborhood House started to help.

On Wednesday night, more than 60 people gathered to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the nonprofit’s Life Lines program, which provides transitional and permanent housing, independent living skills, educational support, job preparation and employment.

Highlighting the event was the dedication of five brick row houses, each the home of two young adults who aged out of the foster care system.

“I love it here,” said resident Tevin Beatty, 22. “It gives me a foundation I never had before.”

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