"I admire the energy, effort and intelligence that enables this organization to create a genuine, thriving, positive community. This inspires others join in the movement to Re-Envision Foster Care in America."
Theresa lost her birth mother to lymphoma, was placed in the foster care system and aged out of care at age 18. She graduated from high school in 2004 while independently supporting herself. Ng helped found the FCAA, MA Chapter in December 2008, and became involved in the local community as a youth voice on the Department of Children and Families Lowell Area Board and Statewide Diversity Committee. Ng spoke at the 2009 Peds 21 Conference in Washington, DC, about providing better health care to foster youth. She was awarded for the Foster Club Outstanding Leaders award. Today she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurship at University of Phoenix. Theresa feels blessed to be on the FCAA, MA Board and wants to ensure equal privileges and rights for all foster youth in and out of care.