Growing up, Crystal Davey spent much of her early childhood moving from home to home and school to school. Before she had even celebrated her tenth birthday, Crystal attended over 40 different schools and although she always had a thirst for knowledge, it wasn’t until she came into the care of Dilico Anishinabek Family Care that her life finally began to turn around.
“Dilico helped me achieve my goals and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Dilico and my foster parents,” she says. “With a stable, loving foster home, I was able to thrive and focus on my education.”
Crystal always knew a career involved with helping others was in her future. Getting good grades and doing well in her classes were always priorities, but it was the idea that she could set a positive example for the younger children which served as her greatest incentive to work hard. At the time, Crystal was one of the first children in care to graduate from high school and enter into university.