Investing in the well-being of young adults.
As a community, we need to address the fact that young adults age out of foster care each year not ready to deal life’s challenges. Many find themselves homeless, involved in the legal system or become parents too early. Our vision is to essentially eradicate homelessness in young adults aging out of foster care. The organization has acquired property from its founder, but we DESPERATELY need to raise $35,000 for the down payment in order to build a four bedroom house. By raising this money, we can create a home and give these young people a fighting chance to be exemplary adults, pillars of our communities, and future leaders of this great country. This house will be their safe Haven! Note: ECH is a charitable organization, every donated dollar is eligible to receive a tax-deductible donation and also we have awesome perks for those who help us raise the funds.
ECH's mission is to empower and develop the future leaders of this country by instilling
HOPE, FAITH, and CHARITY.
We have developed and trademarked (S.H.E.L.B.Y) a 3-tier life and leadership program that will address the individuals mind, body, and spirit. The first tier will cover home management, time management, health and hygiene, and basic budgeting skills. The second tier is interpersonal development, and the residents will learn effective communication skills, conflict resolution, healthy coping mechanisms, and self-actualization. The third tier is leadership training and here is where we delve deeper into financial literacy, critical thinking skills, career development, and mentorship. The S.H.E.L.B.Y program and our organization transcend foster care that is why we expanded to educating disadvantaged youth and equipping them with life skills. We work in close collaboration with Beaumont Independent School District as well as Texas Workforce Commission.
ECH will essentially eradicate homelessness in young adults aging out of foster care.
Once accepted into the program, students will take up temporary residence in one of the organization's housing facilities. These facilities will include separate houses for males and females; with each house containing four bedrooms for a total of six to eight students per house. Initially, a house will be built on an acquired property by the organization. Fundraising efforts are sought through grants, individual donors, and corporate sponsors.
ECH wants to develop the mindset of individuals in our communities.