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Olivia Snoke, Independent Living Consultant

804.353.4461 x1239 | osnoke@umfs.org

Olivia comes to us from South Dakota. She graduated from Black Hills State University, after majoring in Human Services and Sociology with a minor in Physiology, and set out to follow her dreams of impacting youth in foster care. Olivia aged out of foster care in South Dakota and adopted two children from foster care. She worked for Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota assisting foster youth transitioning to living on their own. She was grateful to find UMFS to continue helping youth become successful adults. In her personal time, she enjoys amusement parks, crafting and playing board games with her family.

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Northern Region Baby Shower (in-person)

Any Virginia youth, aged 14-23, who has experienced foster care and is a parent, or soon to be parent, to a young child is invited to attend. Molina Healthcare of VA will shower the parent attendees with practical items to use with their child. They will also go over resources for the parents. Register using...

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CRILAY Event on 9/15/22

CRILAY Event on 9/15/22

A message from Olivia: There were so many heart-warming situations, and I wanted to share a few that were shared with me. ~A sibling group, who are placed separately, all came to see each other and was joined by their grandmother. ~A youth who keeps a worker at arm’s length had a surprising amount of…