Building Homes for Youth in Need
Let’s build safe housing for young generations so they can thrive and make their hopes and dreams come true
Youth aging out of Foster Care in US:
Each year, 23,000 children age out of foster care, losing almost all forms of support instantly. The fallout is severe, with 20% becoming homeless immediately, and only 50% finding employment by the age of 24. Educational attainment is similarly impacted, with less than 3% earning a college degree by age 26. For young women who age out of foster care, the situation is particularly dire, with 60% ending up in the sex industry and 70% becoming pregnant by 21. Additionally, 25% of these youth grapple with PTSD, reflecting the traumatic experiences they've faced. Furthermore, the "foster-care to prison pipeline" results in a quarter of these individuals being incarcerated within two years of aging out.
VBC Giving Foundation wants to give these individuals a fresh start. Giving them a place they can call their own gives them stability and a fighting chance to grow and live up to their full potential.
How do we address this issue? Sustainable, safe, respectful, quality, affordable housing.
We are aiming to build 15+ additional Villages in the coming years. See our first Veteran’s Village project in Philadelphia.
VBC Giving Foundation works closely with veteran groups to find the best solution for homelessness in their communities. Not only by providing resources to build the structures but also by engaging skilled veteran’s the opportunity to help with the construction process. In turn, veterans are helping other underserved communities to get homes.