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HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE & EFFECTIVE NEIGHBORHOO's Fundraiser:

Emergency Relief for food, medical and general expenses for our youth and their childrem

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THE STORY:

Supportive Housing and Self-Sufficiency Program for Youth after Foster Care
Florida’s foster care/relative care system ends on a youth’s 18th birthday! With either no families, or perhaps toxic families, they have nowhere to go, and no one to turn to.

Many become homeless, and they are at high risk of falling victim to substance abuse and crime. Their prospects for completing their education, and obtaining a job with living wages, are statistically dismal. They lack role models, supportive loving families, safe housing, and even basic economic assistance. The system refers to such young adults as “TIL YOUTH” – Transitioning Independent Living Youth.

At H.O.M.E.S., Inc., we provide shelter and so much more for up to 25 such TIL Youth, and their small children.

OUR GOAL is to stabilize their lives and move them forward to self-sufficiency. Almost all of our youth (18 to 24 years old) were in fact homeless before arriving here, or about to become homeless because their pre-18th birthday living arrangements were coming to an abrupt end. Most arrive here with nothing but a small garbage bag of clothing.

We accept TIL Youth from all over Broward County into our program, and furnish support to them in a variety of ways, including:

• Emergency Help & Funding
• Quality Affordable Apartments (with low rents, currently subsidized by the Jim Moran Foundation)
• Home Furnishings
• Volunteer Mentors, & Professional Social Workers acting as “Life Coaches”
• Job Coaching, Paid Internships & Job Placements
• Education - Counseling, Placement, Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Budget Counseling
• Life Skills Training
• Legal Assistance
• Emotional Support & Stability through life’s up and downs

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