Kari H.

Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Kari has been an active member of the Y since she was a child. A mother of three, she and her husband were inspired to make a bigger impact and decided to become foster parents. When they learned the Y provided free membership to foster children. 

"We are excited for the opportunities this will provide for him as he continues to grow and develop, said Kari. "When organizations and people are willing to play a supporting role like this, and help in whatever way they can, it truly makes our job easier. I am grateful for the YMCA, the programs it provides, and the mission/core beliefs it represents."

Outside of the Y, Kari is involved in a support group for foster parents and works to provide resources for those interested in becoming foster parents.

"Outside of being able to take care of my mental, physical, and spiritual state by accessing the Y programs myself, the impact that outside support has offered me as a foster parent has led me to have a heart for being more of an advocate for these children and their needs," said Kari.