Cheyenne’s Story

At CCO’s Ambassadors for Children (AFC) program, our mission is to ensure children and youth in foster care know they are valued and loved, even after they age out of the system.

Cheyenne gave birth to her first child at the age of 15. A foster child herself, Cheyenne’s family was struggling to care for her needs and the needs of her infant.

Motherhood is challenging under the best of circumstances and Cheyenne faced an overwhelming list of additional difficulties.

Fortunately, Cheyenne was directed to CCO and the AFC program.

Through AFC,  we were able to support Cheyenne with wrap-around services that both support and empower her to move forward. Now 21, Cheyenne has access to the clothing closet, the diaper bank, case management, food support, and many more community services.

AFC Coordinator, Amanda Ingle, says, “Helping young women like Cheyenne is our great pleasure. We were able to load her up with new summer clothing for her and her children. We loaded a tote full of toiletries, wipes, toothpaste, hair bows, and stuffed animals for her kids.  We were even able to provide Cheyenne with fuzzy socks to wear around her apartment while cooking dinner. It really can be the little things that makes someone feel seen.”

Thank you for seeing Cheyenne and others like her!