In addition to low cost housing, we support tenants in communal living that teaches them interpersonal skills and conflict resolution. They learn basic home care and light maintenance so they'll be prepared to care for their own home some day. They are also encouraged in accessing resources in the community which provides an even greater support system!
We help young adults who came from the foster care system and/or homelessness, including those who are currently in extended foster care. Our residents have varying backgrounds and needs. Here at the BrenRose Foundation we believe that everyone is deserving of supportive housing regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.
It's not enough to just put a roof over their head, We are also committed to increasing their chances of a successful transition to adult life on their own.
Our biggest need right now is financial support.
Your donations support our goal of having house expenses covered so 100% of their rent can go to a savings program tailored to each one according to their needs. Unexpected emergencies can, and do, pop up without warning so having a financial cushion would assure we can meet the needs of the house, and the tenants.
Additionally, having the funds to pay a manager and peer support salary, greatly improves our ability to serve them to the fullest. It will also determine whether or not we can continue our program.
*All donations are tax deductible
We believe that young people can only truly heal when
they feel safe. Providing a monitored home with built-in support,
offers some protection from the world so they can focus on healing from trauma,
and building the life skills they'll need to head out on their own.
Having a room of their own provides an extra layer of "felt" safety.
Growing up I had a very rocky home life. At 16 I ended up out of my parents care, (again) and landed in a home for teen girls, where Tammy was the live-in caregiver, after a string of foster homes that were not so great.
Tammy was calm yet stern, and absolutely amazing. She understood us and helped diffuse any differences that popped up between me and the four other girls she cared for. I spent seven months with her before I was reunited with my dad, which she supported. My dad said that she was the only caregiver who was ever nice to him.
A few years after I left her care, we were reconnected when she started inviting me to holiday meals, which helped the youth she was caring for see that it does get better, they can have a great future, and it showed them how committed she was to helping.
Tammy has helped so many young people over the years. She started BrenRose because she knew that so many leaving foster care, still need so much help. She helped me feel I had a purpose, by letting me mentor some of her tenants.
There is so much she wants to do with this project that I believe will change the lives of the tenants, as well as those she brings on as peer support, most of which will be people she cared for in the therapeutic foster home.
I want to see her succeed, not just for her, but because I know that her success will help so many others!
"When I first came in to Tammys care, I was scared and lost and feeling unloved. She welcomed me with open arms and a fridge full of food. I really appreciated that she didn't pressure me to talk about my past. When I did open up, she was understanding and did not judge. That was not my experience in so many other foster homes"