We are launching two new Tubman House sites and we need your help! In January, we will be swinging the doors open for 16 children and youth who will leave homelessness behind and put their strengths to work pursuing education, career, and wellness. Help us greet our newest families! We need to outfit bedrooms, kitchens, classrooms, and family rooms. The wish list below gets us far.
When we launch new programs, it is a busy time. Our team is stretched impossibly thin as we outreach to families and offer our presence as they leave behind hard environments. Our days are spent building trust with youth considering entry, coordinating safe departure from violent environments, securing essential documents and restraining orders, enrolling children in new schools, connecting counseling and social services to the new home, and, most importantly, building hope as each young parent names their goals and begin immediate pursuit.
We often get offers of furniture donations, but accepting these offers pulls our team out of direct service as we borrow trucks, heft couches, and sort through boxes of donations. Often, the expense of truck rental, gas, sore backs, and staff time picking up donation across the county exceeds the value of the donation. This wish list allows our team to give every hour to the essential work of welcoming families leaving the trauma of homelessness and daily survival.
This wish lists allows all of us to contribute to offering a beautiful home to our community's children and youth. We are grateful for your solidarity and your belief as we continue the work of offering a home.