In the United States, in our cities, in our communities, in our neighborhoods, right in our midst we have parentless, homeless and disadvantaged children who need our help.
Safety Harbor Kids is a nonprofit with the mission to enrich the lives of orphans, foster and homeless children through education in the areas of College, Career, Music and the Arts.
Safety Harbor Kids through its Enrichment Programs in academic tutoring, college planning, career development, internships, music and the arts, seeks to break the vicious cycle of homelessness, poverty and prison that have ensnared more than 80,000 children within Los Angeles County alone.
A parentless child lacks the foundation of a family support system or a plan for the future. In each of our lives, we all experience those times when something happens to us and we need to rely on the help and support of our families. A parentless child has little or no support system. No one is guiding and helping them with the difficult decisions they have to make in their lives. What about college? What about a job?
A child without a family support system is at an incredible disadvantage on the road to success. In fact, 80% of children who have grown up in foster homes end up homeless and 60% of the children from foster homes end up in jail. The girls are propositioned for prostitution within 48 hours of being turned out onto the streets. An estimated 236,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles County alone, making for approximately 100,000 or more children living in the bushes or in the alleys behind your homes. In fact, one out of every three children in Los Angeles County lives in a family at or below the poverty line. Every night a needy child goes to sleep hungry, lonely and without the basic foundation of a family support system. Safety Harbor Kids is here to break this vicious cycle.
Safety Harbor Kids is a California public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code 501c3. Donations are tax deductible.