Michael's Triumph Through Adversity

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Michael was a transitional aged foster youth. After the passing of his aunt, he had no access to any of his personal identifiable information. Without a birth certificate, social security card, or photo ID, he was unable to apply for jobs and housing. For two years, he dealt with the harsh realities of homelessness and unemployment. These realities are all too common for youth leaving the foster care system, and can lead to illegal activity as a means of survival.