Summer 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends:

In the first half of 2018 we have seen several encouraging developments that will have a positive impact on our mission to “provide stable, safe and appropriate housing with positive role models to homeless youth in Henderson County.”

  • First Baptist Church of East Flat Rock hosted a second eight-night MAPP Foster Parent Training Class beginning in May, with 22 prospective foster parents in attendance.

  • A foster parent recruiting event is planned for the evening of August 21 at Dandelion, 127 5th Avenue West in Hendersonville, beginning at 6 pm.

  • A third MAPP Foster Parent Training Class is scheduled for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 19 at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.  FUMC has graciously offered to provide supper and child care each night, for which we are extremely grateful.

  • Crossnore School and Children’s Home has opened an office in Hendersonville with one of their top priorities being recruitment and training of foster parents.  Homes For Youth initiated a meeting with Crossnore and Henderson County Department of Social Services to discuss combining our efforts in that area, with positive results.  All three organizations will be involved in advertising, recruiting, and conducting the classes.

The foster home owned by Homes For Youth has now been in operation for over a year, and for most of that time has been fully occupied by five formerly homeless girls.  Some recent happenings at the house:

  • We are thankful for the nine hard-working people from Grace Lutheran who spent a Saturday morning in April doing yard clean-up and painting the rear deck.

  • One of the girls (10 years old) was relocated to another foster home where she was reunited with her two younger brothers.  This is expected to be a permanent situation, with adoption in the future.

  • The street in front of the home was in extremely poor condition.  This is a private road (not maintained by NCDOT), so each homeowner, including H4Y, made a contribution of $2,600 for resurfacing, which was completed in late June.

  • We have been informed that the HVAC system at the house is approaching the end of its life expectancy, and we may have to replace it within the next six to twelve months at an estimated cost of up to $8,300.

Those last two items represent a major hit to our bank account, and would not have been feasible without the continuing generous financial support of folks like you.  We thank God every day for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon our organization.

 

Finally, we will be holding a Family-Friendly Fall Fundraiser in the form of a “Mini-Golf Tournament” at Champions Golf Learning Center, 485 Brookside Camp Road, Hendersonville, on September 23.  More information in the form of a special edition newsletter will be provided in the near future. 

Thanks again for your support and your prayers,

Homes For Youth Board of Directors.

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Financial donations to Homes For Youth may be made in the following ways:

Mail checks to:

Homes For Youth, PO Box 1581, Flat Rock, NC 28731

or

Donate online: www.homesforyouth.org

or

When shopping online at Amazon, go to www.smile.amazon.com and select Homes For Youth, Inc., Flat Rock, NC, as your Amazon Smile charity of choice.  A percentage of your purchase price will be donated to H4Y by Amazon.

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Whatever method(s) you may choose

THANK YOU!!!!

Our placements are made by referral from DSS.  If you are in need of housing or know someone who is, please call Henderson County DSS.

828-551-0537

 

Homes for Youth, INC. 

PO Box 1581

Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731

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