Melissa Orellana / Take advantage to the resources that are given to you.
"Take advantage of the resources that are given to you."
Melissa Orellana shares #HerStory:
"Most of my life I had to sell candy for our rent money to rent a room for the night. Since I got in the system my life has been easier. I am now in college studying child development. I took advantage of the resources that they gave me. The foster care system changed my whole life around.
If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to take advantage of the resources that are given to you.
The foster care system taught me everything I needed to know to become an independent woman.
One thing I needed most when emancipating from the foster care system was support."