These are some of the mostly commonly asked questions the Foundation, our work and mission. If your question isn’t answered here, please feel welcome to get in contact with us.
What is Project Home’s purpose?
Project Home Foundation’s purpose is to provide a structured and nurturing home environment for displaced male high school students between the ages of 17 and 21 that will allow them to experience success in learning and in life.
What is youth homelessness?
Youth homelessness generally refers to homelessness among young people between the ages of 12 and 24. The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as homeless.
Why is youth homelessness an issue?
Homeless young people are less likely to stay engaged with school, find jobs, get access to rental housing and maintain friendships. In addition, they are more likely to experience depression, poor nutrition, substance abuse and mental health problems.
What causes youth homelessness?
Youth homelessness is often rooted in family conflict. Other contributing factors include economic circumstances like poverty and housing insecurity, racial disparities, and mental health and substance use disorders. Young people who have had involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are also more likely to become homeless.
What are some of the challenges in helping displaced youth?
Identifying someone who is homeless within the school system is sometimes difficult to detect. In addition, young adults often do not want to give up their freedom (to live in a house with rules and guidelines to live by).
How can I recommend a student for Mickey’s House?
Have a look at our referral process for Mickey’s House. If you have more questions on this, please get in touch with us.
Is my donation tax deductible?
All contributions to Project Home Foundation are tax-deductible upon receipt of payment. You will receive a receipt for your donation for the full amount of your contribution that is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our EIN is 83-3114962.
How can I get involved with the efforts of Project Home?
Visit our Get Involved page to find out how you can become involved.