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July 08, 2012
Casey, Carl, Leana and Valentijn joined together to support Youth Homes by running the Missoula Marathon as a co-ed relay team. We need your help to meet our fundraising goal -- any amount you give will make a difference in the lives of local children. Between the four of us, we have eight kids; we know how important it is to give kids a safe, loving home. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $2,000 in support of Youth Homes mission to provide that safety net and comfort to local kids.
Youth Homes is a Montana non-profit organization dedicated to caring for children and youth and their families who are in need and/or crisis.
Our kids are as young as three and as old as 18. They have experienced domestic violence. Their dads are not in their lives. They are abused. They are neglected. They have been exploited. They are homeless. They are unsafe at home. They have fled. They have been involved with child protection. They have broken laws. They are on probation. They have acted out. They have run. They have emotional challenges. They are sad. They have attempted suicides. They are angry. They lie. They are honest about their pain. They are running from it. They do not belong. But they all have hope.
We provide a refuge for kids that have no where else to go. We first stop the harm and help them feel safe. Then we give them a dependable routine with competent caretakers and build healthy relationships. We show compassion by staying by their side throughout their pain. We help them find, rely on and trust family. We concentrate on reconnecting each child to the greater community. Finally, we believe it is important to give them the foundation of a strong connection to us and confidence to find happiness in their future. To do this work well we must keep our word.
We have served children since 1971!