Gracepoint Homes Fosters Hope
Each year 200-300 youth age out of foster care in the greater Houston area. The majority of these young people lack the necessary life skills to make the next steps to becoming productive adults. Nearly fifty percent of these young people end up homeless because they have no support system. More than fifty percent do not have a job. Many have not graduated from high school. Additionally, most do not have a driver’s license, basic life skills, or a life plan. Angel Reach offers GED tutoring, job opportunities, life skills training, and assists in helping these youth develop a life plan that will provide them with the necessary skills to become productive adults, enhancing their lives and our community. An important part of that plan is their transitional living programs that offer young adults who have aged out of foster care a safe, temporary residence as they transition into society, and Gracepoint Homes is leading the way in that effort. "They have already built a large, eight bedroom home on a 4.2 acre donated parcel," said Jean Radach, Executive Director of Angle Reach. "They have taken the lead in making sure that we can serve those who desperately need it and we greatly appreciate that." Angle Reach's relationship with Gracepoint Homes spans many years and has been a valuable and fruitful one as the building process is integral to their serving hundreds every year. "We all serve a common goal," said Radach. "We all share in our desire to break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect and homelessness, and affect positive change in the lives of struggling current or former foster youth in the community."
Source: Angle Reach