The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities was awarded a $25,000 grant for the transformational work being done for girls aging out of foster care.
The statistics for girls aging out of foster care are staggering. Sex trafficking victims are 60% more likely to come from foster care. Of the girls aging out of foster care, 42% become incarcerated, 50% have chronic health problems, 48% are unemployed, 29% become homeless and 23% become single teen moms.
Nicole Gann, President and CEO of Juliette Fowler Communities said, “We are grateful to the King Foundation for their investment in the lives of girls aging out of foster care. The King Foundation’s gift will allow girls to receive housing, mental health services, life skills training and more.” Michelle Monse, President of the Carl B & Florence E. King Foundation said, “These funds are illustrative of the role that private philanthropy plays in meeting community needs.”
The Ebby House at Juliette Fowler Communities offers a dormitory-style home that is ADA compliant and features a computer center, living areas, and laundry and exercise rooms. Girls at The Ebby House also have social workers serving as The Executive Director, Program Director and Live-In Manager.
The values at Juliette Fowler and Communities and The Ebby House are to love people, pursue excellence and make a difference.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Katie Pedigo at 214-515-1347, or email KatieP@fowlercommunities.org.