That spoke to Carla, and she found herself renting a Craigslist apartment in York and getting certified as a therapeutic foster parent so she could help the young woman.
“That’s where I developed a passion for working with young people,” she says. “If we could, in one generation, heal the needs of the young, we could heal the world.”
Fostering led Carla to York, and it opened her eyes to so many ways she wanted to help others. She never planned to stay – in fact, every time she got involved in a new project, she told herself once she was done, she was out.
But in York, she found a place she couldn’t leave.
“I realized there was no place I could go that was home anymore besides York,” she says. “This community was my home, my family. There’s no place else I’d rather fight for than York.”