[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Angel Reach is a faith based non-profit organization which has been actively helping our community’s abused and neglected foster children since 2008.
Angel Reach Kinship Services
Nearly 900 Montgomery County children are currently under the care of Child Protective Services after being removed from abusive situations. 600 of those children ranging in age from 0 to 17 have been placed in the homes of “foster” relatives or “Kinship Care.” Angel Reach Kinship Services’ mission is to help these caregivers provide the best possible ongoing care for the children so they can overcome the trauma of abuse and abandonment and avoid placement by CPS in another form of foster care.
Angel Reach Transitional Services
Each year over 250 Houston area youth “age out” of foster care upon turning 18. Aged out foster youth are too often stuck in a life of poverty and risky behavior that lead them to repeat the generational cycle of abuse and neglect. Angel Reach Transitional Services’ mission is to assist these former foster youth so they transition into productive adults. Through direct living assistance and support programs for individual development, work force training and educational achievement, these young people can rise above their past and become productive citizens.
Angel’s Nest Services
One tragic consequence of the aging out process is that nearly two thirds (67%) of the young women that exit the Foster Care System after turning 18 are pregnant or have a baby within the first year. Of children born to these under resourced mothers, 70% have to be removed and placed in the care of CPS. Our Angel’s Nest Service provides young mothers and their babies customized living and support services to facilitate proper parenting and the ability for the single mothers to move forward in school and careers.
The Consequences of Failing Our Children
- Children raised in alternative care are three times more likely to drop out of school and be involved in risky behavior, such as drugs and violence
- 60% of youth who age out of Foster Care do so without graduating from High School
- 26% of youth who age out of Foster Care are incarcerated within 18 months of leaving the Foster Care System
- 56% are addicted to drugs or alcohol in their first year out
- Less than 50% of those growing up in Foster Care ever make enough money to raise above the poverty level
- 6 out of 10 young girls who age out of Foster Care have a baby within the first 18 months
- 70% of babies born to newly aged out girls end up back in the Foster Care System
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Honorary Chairs:
Dianne and George Lindahl
Stephanie Milstead and Ally Seder