Marissa moved into The Launch Pad when she aged-out of foster care at 18 and TLF went to work helping her finish high school. Growing up in our summer camps, Marissa quickly adjusted because she knew TLF was a safe place. Since moving into The Launch Pad Marissa has passed her written and driving test and is saving for a car. Her mentor and budget coach both meet with her monthly. Marissa’s strength and determination, along with a healthy place to grow, will help her launch into a successful future.

Marissa received an academic scholarship from a private Christian school and started pursuing her dreams of becoming a child psychologist. She works part-time on campus. Your gift goes towards helping Marissa cover the cost of rent, education needs, and other household supplies as she works and is in school.