Rep. Patricia Williams’ foster daughter, Ronia, turned 18 last November — just months before the COVID-19 pandemic would eviscerate the economy, limiting opportunities for jobs and housing.
“I know she is not ready for the world. I keep her here as my own, and whatever I can do to make sure that she is ready for the next level, I am prepared to do so. But every foster parent is not as open minded as I am,” said Williams, a Democrat from Pompano Beach.
"We need major assistance to help young people be ready for the next level in life," she said.