One in four young women in Dallas is living in poverty—on the verge of homelessness. Each summer, Our Friends Place sees a higher demand for homeless youth services. When you donate to Our Friends Place, you give a young woman a stable place to thrive, not just survive.
Your gift to Our Friends Place supports residential programs for homeless young women and homeless prevention programs for Dallas youth. Thank you!
Meet Brandy and Kira.
Brandy and Kira both found Our Friends Place this summer.
Kira came to Our Friends Place after aging out of Child Protective Services (CPS). When she turned 18, she tried living with an “aunt.” But, Kira says, “my aunt’s house made Section 8 look like a mansion. I was sharing a room with bugs. I am happy I found Our Friends Place. I can bond with people like me—people with the same traumatic experiences I had. I know Our Friends Place wants you to succeed and they will motivate me.” Kira’s goal for this summer: to work on her health, get fit, and earn her high school diploma.
Brandy also experienced foster care before Our Friends Place. Brandy says she has “never been in one place for more than a year. I am happy to be living in one place and maybe make friends to have even after we leave Our Friends Place. I only moved in a few weeks ago, but I opened my first bank account and just got a job interview at Starbucks.” This summer at Our Friends Place, Brandy is looking forward to learning communication skills, budgeting skills, and saving up for a car.
Many young women have nowhere to go but Our Friends Place.
Your donation will help a young woman work on building her own future, one step at a time. Consider a gift to help Our Friends Place provide stability and security to young women this summer.
$30 helps a young woman buy toiletries for a month
$50 helps a young woman buy her work uniform
$75 helps a young woman buy groceries for a month
$100 supplies a professional interview outfit for a young woman
$250 helps a young woman get to school and work with a monthly bus pass
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Our Friends Place will be sharing the latest updates this summer on social media.