Orphans and foster youth either have no family or their parents are unfit or institutionalized. The children have no role models, little or no family contact, minimal education and not much hope for the future. Although they live in County group homes until they are 18, they get turned out onto the streets on their 18th birthday, unless they qualify for transitional housing.
The homeless children have next to nothing and get to spend a few days a week in a shelter and then it’s out on the streets living in a park or in an alley somewhere. In fact, 10,000 homeless youth are living on the streets of Los Angeles right now and 60% of them will end up in prison.
The thing is they can’t drive, have no money, don’t know anyone in a position to help. If they don’t have an address they can’t get a job and they can’t get into college without an address. The chances of making it with all that against you are slim.
Safety Harbor Kids is here to help catch these children before they end up on the streets.
Safety Harbor Kids is a California public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code 501c3. Donations are tax deductible.