It’s 6:30 a.m., and 8-year-old Isabella is awakened by a nudge from her 10-year-old sister. They tiptoe to the kitchen and search through nearly-bare cupboards for a bit of food to quiet their grumbling stomachs. Both are careful not to disturb their sleeping mother, who stumbled through the front door sometime in the middle of the night. They’ve learned to stick together and take care of themselves.
Stories like Isabella’s are more common than you might think. In fact, the CDC estimates that 1 in 7 children experienced abuse or neglect in the last year.
An even higher number — about 1 in 6 children — live in poverty.
There is hope for these kids, and you can help! When you give to Youth Haven, you help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of kids who have been mistreated or forced to go without basic necessities.
Food. Shelter. Security. Love. These are all things your gifts help provide for kids like Isabella. And through Youth Haven’s on-site adventures, at-home experiences, and community outreaches, kids discover they are unconditionally loved by God, who created them for a very special purpose.
All of this is provided free of charge through the help of friends like you. Thank you for showing a child in need that someone cares!