Investing in the well-being of young adults.
It is imperative that we as a community address the fact that 20,000 youth age out of foster care each year and many are ill-equip to deal with life's challenges. Many of the young adults find themselves homeless, involved in the legal system, or become parents before they are ready.
No youth should age out of foster care alone!
ECH is bridging this gap of putting futures in motion.......
ECH provides stability to at-risk youth by offering the following programs:
3. Transitional living facilities
4. Basic life skills
5. Financial education
6. Interpersonal development
7. Leadership training
RESOURCES & LINKS
Children's Protective Services Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-5400
Franklin House Women & Children Facility Beaumont: 409-838-3946 or 409-896-5911
Salvation Army Corps Beaumont: 409-896-2361
Crisis Hotline Houston: 713-468-5463, Beaumont: 409-727-5952
Rape & Suicide Crisis 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-793-2273, Beaumont: 409-835-3355
Battered Women's Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, Beaumont: 409-420-1351
Some Other Place Beaumont: 409-832-7976 www.someotherplacebeaumont.com
Crisis Pregnancy Center Hotline: 1-800-550-4900, Beaumont: 409.832.6411 www.birthright.org
Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Texas Runaway Hotline: 1-888-580-4357
Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-937-8097, Beaumont: 409-784-5400 www.stmhmr.org/
National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center: 1-800-784-6776
Nearly 40% of youth who age out of foster care ends up homeless.
Less than 3% will earn a college degree.
More than 60% of young women will be pregnant by age 21.
According to the Adoption and Foster Care Reporting System, in 2014 approximately 23,000 youth aged out of the foster care system after not being placed with families. Many of these youth are ill-equipped to deal with independent living, finding employment, assessing health care or continuing their education.
HOPE IN ACTION