The Candy Palmater Show

Why a former foster kid opened a foster care agency for gay teens

Lucas Medina struggled as a gay kid in foster care. Now, he’s helping kids like him find safe homes.
Chad Craig, Lucas Medina, Jessica Perkins. (RADIO-CANADA/EDITH DROUIN)
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Lucas Medina and his husband have started Five/Fourteen, a foster care agency in Windsor helping LGBTQ kids find safe, supportive families.

He tells Candy about his own experience growing up in a homophobic family, and explains why he switched careers to help teens who are struggling the same way he did.  

Read the Youth Leaving Care Hearings report that was crucial to Lucas' decision to start Five/Fourteen.

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