Angel Parents

Objective Statement

We are volunteers whose goal is to bring awareness to the needs of youth who have aged out of the foster care system or are otherwise homeless. Additionally, we can come alongside them using our gifts, talents and resources through mentorship, tutoring, life skills development and more to help provide them a network of people who care for them and will walk with them as they transition into healthy adulthood. In addition to personal service, hands on involvement and mentorship, there is an optional annual financial gift to help sustain the comprehensive case management and care provided to these young adults.

The Need

Right here in Palm Beach County, hundreds of young adults struggle with homelessness and the lack of a support system. With a focus on aged-out foster youth and young adults in crisis, our Villages of Hope program seeks to provide the consistency, guidance and relationship that are critical for successful independence. Sadly, the reality is that when children turn 18 years old and become adults without the help of an affirming community:

30% struggle with homelessness

63% do not complete high school

55% remain unemployed

38% of those employed will lose their job within one year

62% cannot accessing health care

50% rely on public assistance

42% are arrested

60% of women become pregnant within 12-18 months

Membership Expectations

  • Suggested minimum of 10 hours of service annually (volunteer, committee, etc.)
  • Take a tour of our campus to fully understand our model of care
  • Host a Gathering with a Purpose with your circle of influence, or invite others to our events to raise awareness and shine a light on the plight of emancipated and homeless youth
  • Optional $1,000 annual gift or in-kind donation/service (can be monetary, time, supplying for needs, etc.)
  • Monthly mentorship or hands-on involvement with program (if interested)