In December, LifeWorks takes another huge leap forward in our mission to help youth and families achieve self-sufficiency by moving the first residents into The Works at Pleasant Valley – LifeWorks’ 45-unit affordable housing apartment complex.
Each night we house more than 80 youth/young adults who are aging out of foster care, parenting or are formerly homeless. The Works will provide residents the services, education and support necessary to promote self-sufficiency while increasing our housing capacity by more than 50%.
But providing a house is not necessarily creating a home. Many of our youth have been in 15-20 foster care placements and have never had their own furniture or even a room painted their favorite color. These might seem like small things but they greatly add to a sense of dignity and security that will impact every goal they set for themselves.
On January 17th and 18th, LifeWorks will host our 9th annual Home Improvement Challenge and furnish 20 apartments for youth who are either young parents or aging out of foster care. While not every resident at The Works will be a Home Improvement Challenge recipient, those that are selected have demonstrated an ethic of hard work and their determination to succeed. We want to do everything we can to support their continued success.
WE NEED YOUR HELP….we are seeking donations of new/gently used apartment-sized furniture, new/gently used kitchen items, and/or gift cards to Target, Walmart, IKEA or HEB to help us furnish these new HOMES for our youth. Please contact Brett Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn about how to get your company, church, school, or family involved.
LifeWorks is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve.
With you as our partner, we are changing lives and giving deserving young people hope that can be passed on from generation to generation.