A journey to
The journey to adulthood can be full of excitement, growth, and change.
Young adults with foster care experience often miss out on the support and guidance needed during this time, reducing their chances to locate safe housing, find steady employment, and build stable and strong relationships.
Without the needed guidance and support, they are more likely to experience homelessness and involvement with the justice system and less likely to graduate from high school or college.
Despite the barriers, they are resilient and can make a positive transition if given the opportunity.
When you make a gift to Selfless Love Foundation, you provide support, resources and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities needed to help young adults who are aging out of the child welfare system become self-sufficient and thriving adults.
Every youths’ needs are specific. Selfless Love Foundation offers 3 levels of support dependent on where each youth is in their journey to adulthood.
- Support: Provide supportive housing, access to necessities, and empowerment workshops.
- Leadership: Give youth an array of leadership training and opportunities that will forever benefit them personally and professionally.
- Engagement: Provide youth in foster care and those who have aged out with the opportunity to use their voice and engage in improving the foster care system.
Selfless Love Foundation’s collaboration with child welfare leaders, trainings and resources, and advocacy is impacting the outcomes of over 1,000 youth who exit the foster care system in Florida each year. Selfless Love Foundation is dedicated to supporting different stages of independence.
Casey Family Programs: Casey Family Programs is a national foundation focused on influencing long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families, and the communities where they live.
Child Welfare Agencies: Selfless Love Foundation collaborates with all the child welfare lead and provider agencies across the state of Florida to improve the outcomes for transitioning youth.
Children’s Harbor: Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at risk children, youth, and families-keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and guiding youth towards independence.
Florida Coalition for Children: The mission of the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) is to advocate on behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected, and at-risk children, and to support the agencies and individuals who work on their behalf.
Florida Department of Children and Families: The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.
Dale Carnegie Training of South Florida: For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been improving individual and business performance around the world through in-person and live online courses
Thanks to Selfless Love Foundation’s generous supporters.
Young adults transitioning out of the foster care system have access to the just-right mix of resources and tools and the support they need to thrive.
The journey to adulthood
SELFLESS LOVE FOUNDATION
Brown’s HarborThrough a partnership with Children’s Harbor, Selfless Love Foundation formed Brown’s Harbor, a supportive housing community. Brown’s Harbor offers on-site staff, training, and support services for former foster youth ages 18-23, helping to bridge the gap from dependence to independence.
Brown’s BoutiqueLocated in Brown’s Harbor is Brown’s Boutique a place where our residents can have confidence “shopping” for clothing for everyday and business attire.
Empowerment workshopsEmpowerment workshops such as Resume Building, support efforts for foster youth to build the skills required to live independently and empower them to successfully transition into adulthood.
LIFE-SKILLS REIMAGINEDLife Skills Re-imagined is a learner-centric, online platform revolutionizing life skills education for youth working towards self-sufficiency. The 9-month program covers five critical topics: personal finance, getting and keeping a job, resiliency, independent living, and communication skills.
DALE CARNEGIE TRAININGDale Carnegie Leadership trainings provide youth the Foundation for Success by developing vital skills in five key areas: financial, personal, community, education, vocation, and health
DREAM TANKDream Tank provides youth across the state the opportunity to present their dreams and aspirations to a panel of successful people and receive feedback and guidance on how to achieve their dreams. Finalists are matched with mentors and present at the annual FCC conference, with the winner being announced at the Awards Dinner.
Show your support by signing the youth voice pledge!
We are hoping to have 1000 people show their support for youth in foster care by signing the Youth Voice Pledge.
Former Foster Youth
ONE VOICE IMPAACTOne Voice Impaact is a statewide initiative, a Youth Voice Movement, focused on shifting the system’s view of foster youth as service recipients to youth as organizational assets. By creating space for youth voice in the development and evaluation of local and statewide policies and practices, the system can better prepare youth for self-sufficiency. OVI hosts monthly statewide calls with youth leaders and supporters, capitol ambassador sessions, leadership summits, and supports the development of local youth councils.
YOUTH COUNCILSThe OVI Network of Youth Councils seeks to harness authentic youth voice, giving youth with lived experience opportunities to work alongside system leaders to find solutions to local issues, and give councils a platform for statewide collaboration.
Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
“Participating in Dale Carnegie Leadership Training is providing me with tools I’ll use for a lifetime!”
If I want to be successful, I must first believe in myself, I know that I am capable of anything, and live out these beliefs every day. The leadership trainings have taught me that if I don’t believe in myself first, nobody else will.
Dale Carnegie Training
Dale Carnegie Training taught me how to communicate in my personal and professional life.
When I was 17, I was left homeless for two months and still in high school. Then I found Brown’s Harbor and my life changed forever.
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Young adults in the foster can make a positive transition if given the opportunity
100% of your donations go toward transforming the lives of current and former foster youth.