Speech by Tyneisha Fraser at the Open Hearts at Oceana Event March 23, 2022

Tyneisha Fraser is a social worker with Catholic Guardian Services.  She has lived experience with Hearts to Homes as a young adult aging out of foster care herself.  She has also referred eight young adults to us over the last few years in her role as a case planner in family foster care.  Tyneisha brings a unique perspective, as both a recipient and a referring case planner.  We thank her for her thoughtful words.


Good evening, everyone.

 My name is Tyneisha Fraser. Today I will tell you about my journey growing up in foster care and my experience with the Hearts to Home Organization. My siblings and I were placed in foster care when I was 7 years old.  At the age of thirteen years old, my mother passed away, which left me to grow up in foster care alone. During my teenage years, I struggled with my self-esteem, searching for love and affection from my teachers and peers. I also struggled with losing my birth mother and being separated from my siblings.

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