Eryn Aston via Crowdrise
May 07, 2012
For the past few years I have been saying that I want to run the Missoula Marathon or Half Marathon, but then I've either gotten distracted, or just been too lazy to actually commit. This year I'm going to do it and not even a knee injury from hockey is going to stop me. I've been training with a great group of people and I'm really excited for race day. And since I'm doing this, I might as well do it for a good cause, so please join me in supporting Youth Homes. Read the below info to find out a little bit more about Youth Homes, then click on the donate button or you can give your donations to me and I will get them submitted for you.
Youth Homes, Inc. wrote -
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!