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YOUR DONATION WILL INSURE THAT ANOTHER TEEN WILL BE CARED FOR AS PART OF THIS FAMILY.

We are an experienced foster family that works with teen girls in need. Our age group is 12 to 18. We are told this is one of the hardest groups to find placement homes for. Where others may see difficulties larger than they can handle we see young people in need and want to help.
We currently have two bedrooms and one bathroom solely provided for teens in need. We would like to use our garage to install two more bedrooms and another bathroom giving us the ability to add more teens in need to our family. We place one girl per room with the exception being sisters that ask to room together. Many times these girls do not know who they are. They need their own space, a helping hand, time, caring, listening, guidance, and a great deal of understanding. They also need guidelines and steady constructive discipline to begin to discover who they are and what their path in life may be.
We want to provide a place for these girls to feel safe and cared for. We work to set good examples every day, gently leading, putting emphasis on the importance of responsibility, education and planning for their future. Equally important is learning to care for and love themselves. It is also important they learn to care for, value and trust other people in their lives. While not every person will be trustworthy we hope to help them develop the skills necessary to navigate a complicated world. Our goal is to provide to the best of our ability an environment that will help these teens become responsible, stable, caring, contributing young adults.
We have plans and estimates and will be doing as much of the work as possible ourselves. We have good bids on putting in the bathroom, the electrical, the heat and the air. We have been saving toward the goal of adding these two bedrooms. We will be using reclaimed or used items whenever possible. We will also be looking for furniture that can be reclaimed or repurposed and refinished. The exception to that is the mattresses will be new. Adding two more finished furnished bedrooms and another bathroom, in our existing garage area, will give us the ability to help more teens in need. We have the will, the heart, the time, patience, experience and ability to give. We want to help these young girls mature into the wonderful young women we hope they will be.
We need you. THEY need you. You can have a part of helping a teen in need. You can be certain your donation will be used to help build a place for these girls in need to call home.

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