The young men and women aging out of our systems are set up for failure and it is up to us to change this ongoing epidemic. We want to create a family within our community as we rally around these new adults.
Together, our priority is each young woman’s overall well-being mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. What makes our Daughters’ House different is our ability to create a setting of independent living where “Our Daughters” are able to mimic a lifestyle that will be easily replicated and maintained.
Each young woman will be referred to Our Daughter’s House, where she will be introduced to the household and interviewed by one of our Directors. As each young lady is placed into our home they will be given the gift of time; time to heal and make educated choices for her future. Upon acceptance into our houses, we will begin the process of forming a team to fit each girl’s specific needs. Each girl will be assigned a licensed counselor, vocational/education leader along with financial care classes. We also hope to provide a family like atmosphere by matching each girl with a volunteer, such as yourself, that will step into the roles that have been so absent in the lives of these youth. At Our Daughter’s House, these girls are more than clients or residents- they are our heritage. With this type of support, we expect to see these young women build successful lives by completing school, maintaining jobs to become independent, productive adults in our society.
Our hope is to increase awareness of this large issue throughout the Houston area and surrounding communities. We believe everyone can do something and would love to see transformation in our community as eyes are opened to this epidemic. Our goal is to see an increased awareness of need to prepare these children as they age out of CPS and the negative statistics surrounding their outcome change.
Along with a State responsibility, we believe it’s the church body who is called to make a difference. We believe that the Bible is God’s spoken word and all answers can be found in it. Through that God calls it our priority over and over to care for the “fatherless”. To maintain a sense of responsibility to care for those who can’t care for themselves. God is calling us as a community and believers to be the hands that hold His children. This is a calling we can not afford to pass up.
Our Daughters’ House has proven itself as a voice in the community by already achieving our first goal of creating awareness on a consistent basis. We are and will continue to see mindsets, and consequently systems, change about how we as individuals take responsibility over orphan care.