San Bernardino, CA, August 18, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Committed to Changing the Lives of Homeless Youth and more
Joshua Home along with two other local organizations (Together We Will) are taking a tried and true approach to fundraising. The group is opening a thrift store; the JH Boutique & Thrift will help to raise the funds necessary to open the Joshua Home Drop-in Center for any unaccompanied homeless youth in the Inland Empire. The Center will be the first of its kind in the area.
The founder/CEO of Joshua Home, Annette Patterson says, “With hundreds of homeless youth in the Inland Empire, there is a huge need for innovative programs and services to take care of these youth, and work together to get them into permanent housing.” The Joshua Home Resources Outreach Drop-in Center will serve any unaccompanied youth in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, by providing nutritious meals, showers, clean clothes, personal hygiene items, tutoring, job training, counseling and more. At JH Boutique & Thrift, homeless youth will have the opportunity to get back on track academically with referrals and tutoring, as well as receive basic job training skills. In addition, the store will provide quality items for the community at prices they can afford, the store opens on August 20, 2016.
This trio, Together We Will, is a generational powerhouse, with three generations represented; Grand Mother, Mother and Daughter. They have been serving homeless youth, adults, Veterans and their children, senior citizens and low income families together since 2014. “The thrift store will help us to continue serving at-risk youth in the area, and allow us to extend our reach to other areas when the center opens in 2017,” Annette continues.
Joshua Home: an LGBTQ Safe Haven: Joshua Home is committed to ending LGBTQ+ Youth homelessness by providing permanent gender inclusive housing solutions, services and programs.