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LaureN hoffman

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Meet Lauren. From the time Lauren was waddling, Lauren has loved people. This love is the driving force that helps her to help vulnerable children. Working with all ages and organizations such as FosterClub, YMCA and in-treatment rehab centers) she has found her true passion. Working with former foster youth is Lauren’s way of paying it forward. As a former teen in care, she brings in a unique perspective to the Common Thread organization. Lauren values vulnerability, resilience and strength. These are things she continues to see in each child that attends Common Thread events. As she reflects on what got her to where she is today, it is by people showing up for her and teaching her the power of her own voice. “They taught me that I can grow through what I go through, and it isn’t just for myself, it is to help those that come after me. I want to repay those that invested and believed in me”. Lauren Is excited to be a part of the Common Thread team. “The activities put on by Common Thread do more than give the kids something to do. It gives them a place to express themselves with people who have a silent understanding of what they have been through. It is a refuge.” 

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