- Feb. 27, 2013 - WE LIFT ( Living In Foster Transition) LA
is proud to announce the highly anticipated campaign to raise awareness, outreach and funds entitled “Building the Village for Our Youth. ”
The campaign includes videos, blogs and pictures comprised of compelling stories of some of our current/former transitional foster youth as well as the people who work with these youth . “I had the vision of starting WE LIFT LA back in 2006 after seeing Rosie O’Donnell’
s riveting movie, “America”,
and once I really saw the depth of the trauma and heartache these kids go through, I wanted to do more. I continue to get the real stories out there so that we all can come together and make a difference in the lives of OUR former foster youth,” said Joyce Harmon, Founder of WE LIFT LA.
WE LIFT LA currently offers programs to transitional foster youth such as Parenting Workshops, Academic Guidance, Life Skills, Anger Management, Financial Planning, Career Development, Counseling Services, Mentorship and more. In addition to these remarkable services, WE LIFT LA is in the process of building a housing community with resources and work center in Northridge, CA for the youth. One of the significant needs for these youth is housing. The money raised through these campaign efforts will go towards these influential programs and community housing project.
A giving angel has assisted in the initiation to begin building the housing community . More lovely giving angels are needed now to finance the completion.
This community will be a village of love, empowerment, growth and leadership. It will take all of us to make it happen one village at a time. These are our kids, our youth.
To become one of these angels, share your story or find out more about WE LIFT LA, please log onto the website at www.WELIFTLA.org
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