Onward Hope, Inc is a nonprofit 501 3c Organization that serves at-risk youth. Onward Hopes Transitional Youth Outreach Department supports youth who are or were in the foster care, juvenile justice systems, or are teenage/young parents. We provide Transition Coaching, where a young person is matched with a coach to work one on one to learn new life skills and have support in navigating through the challenges of being a young adult, transitional housing, emergency financial assistance, household item kits for young people getting their first apartment, life skills workshops, a resiliency camp called camp 1 promise. We are in the process of opening Housing and preparing to also start a Youth Center that will be used for these programs and as a safe place for the youth we serve to find resources. Along with young people currently in our programs This youth center will mostly serve the 200+ Group homes in the valley. In addition, we will be expanding our camp 1 promise to facilitate monthly. This camp provides the opportunity for youth to engage with peers with similar backgrounds. Group Activities are facilitated throughout the weekend to teach Self-Identity & Empowerment, Supportive Networks & Healthy Relationships, Future focus, Coping Skills & Practical Life Skills. There is currently over 19,000 youth in foster care 800 of which age out each year and a half become homeless. There is over 300 youth who turn 18 each year that have been involved in the juvenile justice system. Half of which commit crimes as adults and end up serving time in an adult jail. For us to start these programs successfully we are raising $20,000 to include beds, basic housing needs, a camper and camping supplies for camp 1 promise, and items for our youth center TVs, video game systems, game tables seating, supplies & equipment, and a snack machine for our youth center. The remainder of the funds will go toward safety items and equipment for these programs. Any amount helps and Please share. These youth are our future, and this is an opportunity to make a real difference.
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