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Makayla Lang

Makayla Lang spent much of her childhood in foster care, emancipating from DCFS in Cuyahoga County. Based on her lived experiences in foster care she knew she wanted to help others in the foster care system. In 2018, she applied for and received a youth coordinator position on a five-year SAMHSA funded Ohio Healthy Transitions Project. In this role she uses the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model helping multi-system involved youth nearing the age of 18 to get a better handle on life by learning the “adulting thing” as she once called it