Every year, about 100 young men and women age out of the foster care system in Palm Beach County. They leave their foster homes to go live on their own, with nothing but their clothes. My Own Home Project eases this transition by providing them home goods, so they can start their new independent life with some comfort and security.
The Good Stuff
What we give:
All items are brand new and each youth chooses items that fit their taste and personality. Each youth receives a 1000 watt microwave, toaster, pots and pans, utensils, dishes, glassware, cutlery, a bedding set that includes a comforter, sheets and pillows, 2 towels sets, a laundry basket, cleaning supplies, bath & shower supplies, and a shower curtain with rings. They also receive 2 lamps, a tool kit and decorative items, including wall art to personalize their new space.
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Who We Are
My Own Home Project, Inc. (MHOP), is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Palm Beach County, Florida. We help meet a critical need that foster children who age out of foster care have.
Through collaboration with the Florida Department of Children and Families and ChildNet in Palm Beach County, Florida, as well as other local non-profits, we identify young adults in need and provide home goods to aide their transition into adulthood and independence.
What We Do
MHOP supplies essential household items to young adults who age out of the foster case program in Palm Beach County. Any youth who is aging out of the foster care system is eligible to receive our goods. We work with ChildNet to identify those in need and MHOP holds distribution parties where each youth is able to choose items that fit their taste and personality so they can create a pleasant home, one that makes them feel some stability and security.
Quote from Taylor, a participant of a distribution party with My Own Home Project, Inc.
"I just wanted to say thanks so much for putting together your project. It has helped a lot and I'm grateful for being a part of it and for what you have done for me and all the other foster kids. I would love for your project to one day become state wide, I really do believe it makes a difference and it also shows that there is still hope in the world. One kind act like yours can make a major difference in someone's life." - Taylor