Kavanah Family House
It was a cold, rainy day in April when the phone rang, “I’ve got three homeless kids. Can you help?” Sometimes it seems things just fall right in to place…
You see, in February we purchased a home we knew would be used to provide safe, affordable housing for someone. The “who” just hadn’t been answered yet, until we received the call. There were three young men, all participating in an education and workforce training program building the Kavanah Tiny House, who were in need of immediate housing. They were living in motels, couch surfing, or wherever they could find. A day or two later, we got a call from a fourth young man. He had been kicked out of his uncle’s house, because there were just too many people under one roof. For two nights, he was living in his car, and ended up with a terrible cold.
On April 29th, these four young men and Shawn moved in to this fully furnished home. Pastor Joseph Talancon of His Streets Ministries generously stocked the fridge and cabinets, and these young men enjoyed a salmon dinner, then cooked french toast, sausage and eggs together the next morning! These men will be learning life skills such as healthy cooking and household responsibilities, how to work together, setting personal, career, and educational goals, time management, money management and budgeting. We will help them test for their driver license, and prepare them for employment.
The program is designed to be nine months long, but we will modify their length of stay, as needed. These young men are looking forward to transitioning into an independent life of accountability and responsibility. It is our goal to help them do so successfully.
A special thank you to Kathryn H., Katie C., Katie W., Kristen P., and North State BIA who helped us furnish this home.