Harris County Protective Services administers the regional transition center for Youth and Young adults exiting the state foster care system. We have learned that for a successful transition all youth need connection, relationship and skills. This comes from the youth having a relationship with one family or individual that is not paid to be in their life that cares about them. The best relationships that our youth form are those that are organically created. The Weekend Miracles Program produces an environment for these organic relationships to begin and nurture over time.
While we have come a long way in Texas to ensure children in foster care return home or have a loving forever family, there are still children in the foster care system who need loving, caring and nurturing adults. Whether it’s an adoptive home, raising awareness about the needs of children and youth in the foster care system or even a mentor to listen, the need is great for an organization like Kidsave.
Texas emancipates about 1,200 kids every year who leave care, often times without meaningful connections to a caring, stable adult. Though the state provides programs and benefits to assist these kids, reality is, without a meaningful connection to someone to love and help them navigate life – many of these kids end up on the streets, incarcerated, or worse within a year of aging out. The Kidsave Texas Weekend Miracles program is a game changer. It a proven program currently working to build capacity and create a genuine, lasting path to real permanency for the older kids and sibling groups who need a life coach or adoptive home.