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SAVE THE DATE.. Join us, as the amazing turning point improv team and the Awesome Orange County worship team joins together in efforts to raise money for I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A. a faith-based non-profit that will be working with foster kids, at-risk youth and homeless youth.
 
I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A. is a new outreach that will be working closely with HOPE worldwide in efforts to meet the needs of this hurting population of foster kids, at-risk youth and homeless youth in our communities.
 
If you can’t make it and would still like to give a tax-deductible donation of any amount to help support us in our efforts that would be awesome, you can go to either webpage http://www.icare4ya.org/Donations.html or www.icare4yafunds.org

If you would like to BUY Tickets on-line you can go to www.icare4yafunds.org and buy tickets there, Tickets are $10, our goal for this event is to raise $5,000 in efforts to create our policies and programs to be able to start mentoring and be recognized by the state as an actual mentoring program.

You can also visit our Facebook event page = http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=153494168063760 

 Acutal facebook page = http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ICARE-4-YA-icare4ya-Working-with-Foster-kids-youth-and-homeless/170321403027803

Perfect Date activity!!

light refreshments will be provided

Hope to see everyone there!

Contact
Danny Ramirez 562 842 4074 d.ramirez@icare4ya.org
Malcolm Turner 949.478.9263 (Orange County)
Pat Dade 323 687 9678 (Turning Point)

There are an estimated 26,000 homeless youth living in the Orange County area and an estimated 2,500 youth in the Orange County foster care system. Of the foster care kids, approximately 300 will age out of the foster care system program per year when they turn eighteen, and 25-50% of those kids will then become homeless. Translation: there are roughly 150 additional children on the cusp of homelessness in Orange County alone.*

Statistics show that either the vast majority of these youth have been ejected from their homes or left with their parents’ or guardians’ full knowledge, and most are running from horrifying situations that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend. Once on the streets, they are consistently exposed to the harshest scenarios imaginable: prostitution, theft, physical violence, drug abuse, incarceration, depression, exposure to the elements, hunger and widespread disease are daily realities for these kids. Unfortunately, for them this represents their best, or only, option.

We at I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A find these realities unacceptable and unnecessary. I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A. is committed to setting up programs and to advocating for, and helping in any way possible, these disenfranchised youth. We will do this by heading to the streets or going to schools to locate these kids and offer our services of mentoring and love to them without condition or judgment.

*Statistics compiled from the 2009 Orange County Board of Education Homeless Liaisons Report

Assisting emancipated Foster youth.

It is a tough world out there and parents want the best for their children. We want them to be prepared to leave the nest, and we help them obtain the necessary skills and education that will help them get a job and, hopefully, a successful career. They will need help with financial assistance, advice, and a loving home to come back to if at first they don’t succeed at making it on their own.

Imagine how much more difficult it would be without this supportive network, and you can imagine the plight faced by foster children who become eighteen years old and “age out” of the foster care system. Referred to as “emancipated foster youth,” these young adults generally have little in the way of resources to help them make their way in the world. By the time they are eighteen years of age they are no longer eligible for housing assistance and many of these emancipated foster youth eventually become homeless. The costs of housing, health insurance, a car, gas and car insurance are daunting for anyone, but especially difficult for an eighteen year old without a support network. While getting a job has to be the number one priority to becoming independent, that goal can be easily lost in a cycle too hard to break because without a home, a shower, a bed, it’s hard to go to work. That’s why it is so important to provide housing for emancipated foster youth. Unfortunately, there are few programs that provide housing for this sector of our population.  

For those kids who “age-out” or emancipate from foster care at age 18, the outlook is quite bleak. National statistics reveal that within 18 months, 50% have not graduated from high school and are unemployed, a third end up in jail and a quarter become homeless. Additionally, children who have been abused are 38% more likely to commit violent crimes as adults and are about 33% more likely to abuse their own kids.

 We here at I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A. want to work one on one with this foster kids and at-risk youth that feel left out in life and love them with all our heart to let them know that there is people who really care about them, in doing so breaking down those walls and building trust one youth at a time. 

Our youth need us.

Danny Ramirez

Executive Director

www.icare4ya.org

 

I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A.

Infinite compassion Action Relief Effort 4 Youth & Adults

  

We write this letter to communicate our vision of what we feel like God has put on our heart to do. Our revelation over the past couple of years is to create ministries  that support the homeless, foster kids and troubled teens (like group homes etc.).  In our next steps, we aspire to receive proper training and initiate a nonprofit organization in which we call “Infinite Compassion Action Relief Efforts 4 Youth and Adults” (I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A) that will focus on housing assistance, employment opportunities and continuous mentoring for Foster youth, homeless and troubles teens.  

 The reflection behind I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A would be to focus on providing moral support by mentoring foster youth and initiating group homes and housing for the emancipated foster teens along with aiding the homeless off the streets by government or private funding.  An example would be to write letters to major companies (such as Mc Donald’s) requesting effort to provide employment opportunities for teens upon emancipation from the system.  Our goal is to be  fully established in doing all of this and advancing HOPE worldwide & I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A to meet the needs in our communities with the desire to spread throughout the Southern California regions

I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A will lead the process of becoming a mentor to kids and troubled teens thats are in group homes or in the foster care system. In this course process, we will be begin training and background checks with the goal to start mentoring a teenager by August 2011. To follow, HOPE worldwide will assist emancipated and troubled teens in generating a scholarship fund to those foster children emancipated from the program; To ensure this vision is complete I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A will be writing letters, visiting other organizations, group homes, schools and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to try to come up with programs that we can take part in.
 

 We truly believe through planning, praying, hard work and love, we will be able to revolutionize some of these existing programs because the love and compassion that we have as people will pour out of our souls through our efforts to love these foster teens; not only will they go to school and have a home, but become apart of our family. 
 
 
  

  

   I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A.

Infinite compassion Action Relief Effort 4 Youth & Adults

 

 

Vision Statement: “Our vision is to show care, concern and love to our youth who are the hope and future of tomorrow. We are committed to impact the lives of our youth that have never known or witnessed consistent family ties. As responsible individuals, professionals and community leaders, we will have a positive influence on the future of our youth. Our hope is to enable them to move into productive leadership roles in our society”

 

 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world James 1:27 

 

We do not require that you belong to any particular religious affiliation or financially support our organization in any way. We do ask that you return one good deed with another and perform an act of kindness. This way, the cycle of compassion and goodwill continues indefinitely.

We are always looking for volunteers.
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Our doors are always open.

Call (562) 842-4074 for details.

 

I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A.
10 Goodyear
Irvine, CA 92618 
(562) 842 4074
info@icare4ya.org

 

 

 

I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A.
Infinite Compassion Action Relief Effort 4 Youth and Adults will be working with and mentoring foster kids,troubled teens and homeless. There is a huge need for Mentors and people to be that special friend to these kids that don’t have any families.

JOIN US
Please Join us and lets make a difference together. We would love to hear from you or if you have any questions or comments call or email us at the information below.

 

I.C.A.R.E 4 Y.A.
10 Goodyear
Irvine, CA 92618
(562) 842 4074
Volunteer@icare4ya.org