Permanente Human Resources Risk Manager, Walnut Center
“I support Journey House because they serve former foster and probation youth whose needs often go unnoticed,” says Venise Williams, human resources risk manager, KPSC. Journey House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for emancipated foster youth by offering supportive services as they transition to adult independence.
“Many of us have adult children, and as any parent can attest, the support they need does not stop when they turn 18,” explains Williams. “Journey House provides the additional support that is needed to encourage these youth to pursue their often abandoned educational goals. By paying for a required textbook, a much needed bus pass, or other registration or tuition costs, Journey House helps to remove barriers that might normally stop this group of young people from going to school.” more >