We've all heard the age-old wisdom "it takes a village to raise a child." But what does it take to foster one?
Elysium Sanctuary is an Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a "village" just for foster youth. We do this through building a community, expanding support, and enriching the lives of foster youth and their families. We believe in a world where all youth receive the guardianship, support, and life skills they need to thrive. You can learn more about us at elysium-sanctuary.org.
Having just started out, we are working very hard to create programs that will meet the needs of our growing community (see below). But we need your support to make them a reality! Every dollar helps!
Love at first bark - Animal companionship offers unique psychological benefits and can help foster youth develop healthy bonds and life skills. This program will match foster youth/families with rescue animals and assist them with adoption procedures, animal education, food, and health-related costs.
Child care & transportation - Foster parents often need help balancing their parental and other responsibilities. This program will organize and assist in the costs of transportation, playdates, babysitting, daycare, and other forms of child care.
Skill-building workshops- This program will organize skill-building works and activities for foster youth such as aquaponic gardening, cooking, woodshop, metalshop, tiny home construction, music & arts, and land stewardship.