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Mental health care could help foster kids thrive

Posted at 4:36 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 09:51:31-05

PHOENIX — Arizona is home to 14,000 foster children.

Because making the transition into foster care can be incredibly traumatic, two young ladies who know this first-hand say mental health care must come first.

Celena and Samantha Wallace were teenagers when their mother went on a meth binge nearly 10 years ago.

She passed away.

Thankfully their grandmother took them in.

The Wallace sisters say a lot of kids in foster care are in crisis mode but with resources like Arizona's Children Association, families can get back on track.

They are both proud college graduates and say kids who know they have resources can beat the odds stacked against them.