Why the House of Providence?
In the State of Michigan, there are thousands of children waiting for a family to call their own. Many of these children will never be matched with a family, and as a result, their journey will be difficult and lonely at best. Children who are never adopted will age out of the foster care system with little or no support.
Because of the intensive care that is given at the House of Providence, these statistics no longer have to define our residents. We give priority to finding families, closing educational gaps, promoting healing and stimulating future-focused thinking. All the while designing and implementing support systems that will last a lifetime.
- Well over 60% of these young women will find themselves in the sex industry via prostitution, exotic dancing, etc.
as victims of human trafficking.
- Over 60% of the young men will experience a period of incarceration at some point in their adult life.
- One in five or more youth will become homeless after aging out of foster care
- Seven in ten females who age out will be pregnant before they are 21.
- Less than half will be employed at age 24
- Fewer than 2% will earn a college degree in young adulthood.
- One in four will be incarcerated within 2 years of aging out.
Meet the House of Providence.
Our Mission, Cause, and Hope.
The House of Providence exists to be a safe and secure option for Michigan’s foster youth to stabilize and find hope and healing. We provide a therapeutic and familial environment for minors who are languishing without the prospect of a permanent family of their own.
We also provide vital intervention and support services that afford these children safety emotionally, mentally and physically. As a result of the direct care and individual attention given, the resident’s who come to us eventually stabilize and then are able to receive trauma focused therapy where they process their difficult journey, and begin to heal. This stabilization allows a teen to then reintegrate into the community by way of a family.
Eventually, these youth grow into whole, independent and successful adults realizing the potential that God has destined them for. Most importantly, they will become a part of a familial system of support, perhaps for the first time ever.