Free Mental Health Support for Foster Kids

by A Home Within

Summary

A Home Within is a national organization that provides mental health services to foster kids across the country. Our premise is simple: "One child, one therapist, for as long as it takes."
$17,317
total raised
314
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Over a half million foster children across the United States face serious emotional issues as a result of their highly-unstable childhood environment. These kids spend an average of over two years in foster care and during that time will have three different placements.

Solution

One child. One therapist. As long as it takes. A simple, powerful model that changes lives. A Home Within is the only national nonprofit organization focused on meeting the emotional needs of foster kids. We connect foster youth with long-term volunteer therapists so that they can begin to recover from traumatic childhood experiences. A Home Within recruit, trains and supports a national network of therapists.

Long-Term Impact

The symptoms of suffering from chronic loss during a lifetime of instability, and often abuse, significantly interfere with social, emotional and cognitive development. By helping current and former foster youth to overcome many of the significant emotional problems they suffer as a result of having grown up in the foster care system, A Home Within is helping them to become healthy, strong and productive members of their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ahomewithin.org
A Home Within
A Home Within's Youtube chanel
A Home Within on Facebook
A Home Within on Twitter

Organization Information

A Home Within

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ahomewithin.org
A Home Within
Project Leader:
Jade Hoffman
Marketing & Technology Associate
San Francisco, California United States

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