I’d like to share a story with you. Tim* was in Foster Care most of his life. When he was four, the beatings started. As a child he didn’t know what to do about it or how to escape. Instead, he closed his eyes, put his head down and took it.
For 16 years he endured. “It was hard,” he says today. “But somehow I pushed myself through it.”
About a year ago he heard about The Dream Center. When he came to see what we were all about, he was blown away.
“I realized that there is hope.” Tim says. “When I got here I started praying for God to give me a family that will love me just like He always has.”
The Dream Center team became the family Tim prayed for.
“I can see myself at the finish line shouting for joy!” He says. “The Dream Center has taken away all the pain that was inside my heart that I thought would never leave.”
Young people like Tim are the reason we started Freedom House. Currently there are 100,000 kids in foster care in California. When they turn 18, many of them will be on their own without a strong foundation to build their lives on. That’s why Freedom House is so important.
We are striving to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of emancipating youth between the ages of 18 and 24. They receive safe shelter, food and other basic necessities.
Caring friends like you helped us raise the funds necessary to launch this ministry. The doors to Freedom House were officially opened on August XX, 2014. Lives like Tim’s are being saved because of this incredible new ministry.
*Name changed for privacy.