Big Mama’s House will provide a safe living environment for youths who have aged-out of foster care, young people transitioning from detention homes, and those that may be recovering from addictions or behavioral health issues. It is a shared structured living environment that allows those that are in need of housing to live with minimum cost and with the maximum opportunity to focus on a plan of success. There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in life.
National studies have shown that within two to four years of leaving foster care at age 18:
Big Mama’s House has partnered with outside agencies to offer counseling,
and self-development success plans for both individual and groups. These outside partnerships encourage young people to complete their education, find adequate employment and develop a trade towards entrepreneurship. Programs may include parenting classes, financial literacy, job preparation and readiness, GED classes, and life plans to help them overcome past trauma and develop future triumph.
Big Mama’s House strives to imprint in the minds of our young people that your past does not dictate, if you succeed or fail. It is your determination to succeed that will open the doors to new relationships, new experiences and a new way of life.