What is The Faine House?
For teens in foster care approaching their 18th birthdays, it's a chance to create a life for themselves.
In Florida, teens in foster care become legal adults the day they turn 18 - responsible for everything in their lives. Housing. School. Food. Transportation. Bills. Counseling. Everything.
Most of these 18-year-olds are in high school or hoping to earn a GED. They've never really known stability or family. They certainly aren't ready for life on their own.
Enter The Faine House.
Young adults who exited foster care without families no longer need to worry about couch surfing or living on the streets. They no longer have to decide between finishing school or dropping out for a minimum-wage job.
The Faine House offers a safe, stable place to live so these young adults can focus on education and employment.
But there's more.
They'll also receive guidance to set and achieve goals. They can connect with mentors truly invested in their well-being and success.
They'll learn basic life skills many of us take for granted: proper hygiene, budgeting, house cleaning, cooking, securing transportation.
After The Faine House
We'll do more than prepare young adults for self-sufficiency and success. We'll also instill respect and an understanding of what it means to be stable, supportive adults who can, one day, be better parents to the children they may eventually have.
The Faine House isn't just a place to live. It's an open door to help young adults pursue meaningful, productive lives.