Helping Others Prosper through Education
The HOPE Project is a new initiative of Food Brings Hope. Its objective is to provide unaccompanied youth enrolled in Volusia County Schools with a safe and stable living environment, ensuring their graduation from high school and their success in their personal lives and ultimately helping them become productive members of society.
The term "unaccompanied youth" includes youth in homeless situations who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. "Homeless" means they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Unaccompanied youth suffer the most extremes of risk. In addition to the adversity of poverty, they must also cope with the additional burden of homelessness. In 2012, there were 76 unaccompanied youth enrolled in Volusia County Schools.
To address this issue, the HOPE Project has acquired a house for young girls attending Volusia County High Schools. In addition to providing shelter, we also offer services to help them prosper including mentoring, transportation, nutritional training, higher education counseling, medical services, etc.
For more information, watch this inspirational Hope House Video