To create a community of homes and resources for children in foster care and youth facing homelessness.
Washington State is facing a crisis in the foster care program which increases the need for homeless youth housing. This is a crisis that involves the most vulnerable among us. Demand is outstripping supply for foster homes and there is a shortage of hundreds of homes. The number of licensed foster homes in Washington state has declined by 17% since 2007. Nearly a quarter of kids who reach the age of 18 end up homeless with no place to call home. When we intervene in the life a child, we save not just a life, but a lifetime.
Homestead Community aims to provide a consistent, nurturing and safe home for youth up to the age of 24. We will work with the State of Washington and other local agencies to provide a safe, loving, and stable home for these youth.