Supportive Housing Program

Arms of Love Foster Care’s Supportive Housing Program provides housing and mentoring for 18 – 21 year-old women aging out of foster care.

The need

Arizona has hundreds of teens leaving foster care annually with no permanent family and minimal independent living skills. Teens aging out of foster care are at high risk of…

We know that God has a greater plan and purpose for their lives.

 

The vision

Throughout the New Testament Jesus interacts with those who have spiritual and physical needs in a specific way; He often first met the physical need and then addressed their spiritual need.  If someone was in pain, ill or hungry, He always met that need first.  He did this because of His compassion but more importantly so that barriers to listening to the message of salvation could be removed. We believe that the same principle applies to the home we are providing for emancipated youth.

Three of the main components to a successful adult transition for young people aging out of foster care are: at least one supportive adult mentor, affordable housing and education or employment. Arms of Love Foster Care Supportive Housing Program offers a safe, functional home environment for young women with the hopes to help young women become self-sustaining. Participants will be required to set goals in order to grow and learn to be independent adults. Our team will help support their goals through mentor relationships, discipleship and life skill development. By meeting their physical needs, the program will enable young women to focus on these key areas with the hope that they will be transformed by the love of Christ.

Join us on mission…

Arms of Love’s supportive housing program is a pilot project, providing one home to a few young women aging out of foster care.  Each young woman entering into the housing program will set goals in order to grow and learn to be independent adults. We plan to support their goals by having our community surround these young adults and help them to achieve successful independence.

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Financial gifts

If you would like to donate to their Arms of Love Home, visit our "Donate" page. In the additional information section, specify "Arms of Love Home".

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In-kind gifts

You can help teen girls aging out of foster care by providing them with a place to call home during their transition by donating in-kind goods.

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Pray for the women in the home; for their development and spiritual growth.

Gifts to the Arms of Love Foster Care’s Supportive Housing Program are eligible for an Arizona state foster care tax credit up to $1,000 for a couple and $500 for an individual. Learn more about how your gift can make a greater impact at abcs.org/taxcredit. For more information about how you can get involved, contact Nichole Taburstuen at ntamburstuen@abcs.org or Danica Koestner at dkoestner@abcs.org.

Arms of Love Foster care ministry has provided children in foster care with safe, loving, Christ-centered homes, either on a temporary or permanent basis during a time when they are most in need since 1999.

If you are interested in living in the Arms of Love Home, apply here.