Over the past several years we have seen the number of children currently in care in Milwaukee County increase significantly. We have also seen the young population of moms struggle increasingly with homelessness, mental health as well as alcohol and drug abuse issues. We recognize that many of these young moms spent time in foster care themselves and have little to no connection and support. If we are truly going to make an impact in foster care we must bring hope to the children as well as their parents.
In 2021 OneHope27 will open a Support home that will provide the connection moms need to succeed with a mentoring program, peer team building, life skills classes, and low-cost housing right in the heart of the city. We believe that with support and connection young moms in crisis can begin to thrive and reunify with their children more quickly and successfully. As a result, we will see stronger families and a stronger community.