Homeless children frequently have their educations interrupted, suffer from poor self-esteem, and are at increased risk for teen pregnancy and criminal behavior. Instilling self-esteem and a drive to succeed is imperative to preventing homelessness in the next generation.
HELP USA operates 14 Residential Communities with customized services for families with children. Keeping the family unit stable and intact enables recovery from the trauma of becoming homeless. Families in our care have the opportunity to address and overcome barriers to independent living, and work together toward self-sufficiency.
Every HELP USA family residence has varied and extensive programs to support young people, from early childhood education and daycare to after school programs and mentoring. Children who participate in these programs gain a sense of stability and self-worth, and are better able to focus on their educations to realize a brighter future.