Make a “New House in a Box” for a Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.

Home kit to help youth leaving foster careSo most people agree that one of the best ways to stop gang violence is by helping build strong, supportive, vibrant communities with a culture of intolerance for gun violence. Save does that within the schools, and The Villages does that within low-income neighborhoods. With programs ranging from building strong bonds of kinship, to helping develop and support teens aging out of the foster care system, the Villages is an awesome model of what can be done when a community bands together. Guess what? You can band with them. How can you do this? We’ve got all of the deets below…

OrganizationVillages of Indiana

The Low-Down:

The Villages champions every child’s right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home. They are committed to strengthening all families and embracing the dignity and diversity of every child, youth and family served.

The Villages, Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serves over 1,400 children and their families each day. Their vision is that every child will flourish in a healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient family.

The Villages “Transition to Adulthood” program focuses specifically on young adults – the population most influenced and influential within gang violence. By supporting young adults who are leaving the child welfare system with life skills training in a community-based living environment, The Villages gives them the opportunities they need to become independent, productive members of society.

The Deets:

  1. Alright. We were all prepared to put together a “New House in a Box” Kit. And then we found this on Buzzfeed, and thought – what the heck? No need to reinvent the wheel. So check out all of the deets on just what people actually WANT in a new house kit (and some really, really fun, sweet extras), and get a fun party together with your peeps to buy one of each.
  2. Pop it all into a box (make sure you write on the outside “New House in a Box Kit”) and mail to:

Villages of Indiana
3833 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Head over to our Giving Cards and include one in your package to make a personal connection on our Aina Connections Wall!


Mamas Aina

Carmen & Kristin

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