Foster care is intended to provide temporary, safe living arrangements and therapeutic services for children who cannot remain safely at home due to child maltreatment or for children whose parents are unable to provide adequate care. The U.S. foster care system aims to safely reunify children with their parents or secure another permanent home, e.g., through adoption. However, too often this goal is not achieved. Instead, many children spend years in foster homes or group homes, often moving multiple times. These children are at increased risk for a variety of emotional, physical, behavioral, and academic problems. Project Care will offer assistance to an already overwhelmed system by fostering hope to children in the system by providing care packages in the form of a backpack to let children know that they matter, while they await placement and finding volunteers to either serve as foster/adoptive parents or, as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). more..
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. … 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Although the rate of domestic violence has dropped significantly over the past decade, the issue remains extremely relevant and far-reaching. Project Shield will help protect these victims and help them to begin anew.
The number of homeless veterans in America was estimated at 49,933 in January 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. The good news is, thanks to national efforts to eradicate the problem, there has been a 33% decline since 2010.
Project Thank You aims to increase those efforts until the problem is eradicated. They put their life in jeopardy to protect us, the least we can do is to say Thank You!
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in January 2016, 549,928 people were homeless on a given night in the United States and of that number, 194,716 were people in families.
While homelessness has dropped by 15 percent (97,330 people) since 2007, more has to be done. Project Restore helps find real solutions to families and individuals facing homelessness.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.
Project Homes for Pets aims to increase the number of animals that find homes each year.
For most of us, living and retiring in our own homes is the goal rather than spending our golden years in a nursing home or assisted living center. Unfortunately, most of us will experience some form of disability and restriction in our lives which could render our homes inaccessible.
Project Homebound seeks to help the elderly and disabled members of our community to stay in their homes, by assessing the needs, physical capabilities and conditions of those threatened with displacement and creating a planned solution.