Christina Meredith’s mission is to change the way America handles orphans and sexual abuse. She endured years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse before entering the foster care system. Passed from family to family, Christina finally landed in a home where she remained until she aged out of the system at 18. After spending almost a year homeless and living in her car, she moved to California, took a series of odd jobs, eventually catching the eye of a pageant recruiter who suggested she compete in the Miss California pageant.
Christina won the title of Ms. California in 2013 and has since dedicated herself to speaking out on behalf of abused girls and foster care children all over the country. She is currently in the process of launching the Christina Meredith Foundation that will provide tools and wrap-around support for foster care children trapped in between the welfare and prison system.
6:30-7:30: Christina Meredith
7:30-7:45: Child Advocate for the Commonwealth, Maria Mossaides, will offer an overview of the foster care challenges in Massachusetts.
7:45-8:00: Q and A
The Children’s League
The Home for Little Wanderers
Discounted Valet Parking: $15