NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Imagine being a teen with no home and you’re not sure where your next meal will come from. That is the reality for 21 students at Stall High School in North Charleston.
“I really have some stories that would really just break people’s hearts if they heard them, you know, kids sleeping on benches down at the mall,” said Stall High principal Kim Wilson. “Kids asking, ‘Can you find me a place to stay? I don’t have a place to stay. I have either been kicked out of my home or don’t have any place to go.'”
In February, Wilson heard about a school program in Missouri that houses homeless students. Immediately, he got to work forming a special committee. The school is looking to buy a home near the school. It would be specifically for upper classmen and run by surrogate parents. The goal is to help provide stability and consistency to the students who don’t have home.
“Their day does not get any better once they leave here. This is as good as it gets,” Wilson said. The committee is hoping to have the home open by January, but they need the community’s support.
“I can’t imagine anybody that would hear this and would not want to help kids who have become homeless for no fault of their own,” Wilson said. Stall High Scholl also has a food and clothing pantry for students in need.
About Project Home Foundation
Project Home Foundation exists to provide structured and nurturing home environments for displaced male students ages 17 to 21 and facilitate their success in learning and life. Mickey’s House – the first result of this initiative, exists to provide a safe home for male students.