TOGETHER, WE WILL CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES.
Imagine you are a child who has experienced severe trauma in your short life due to abuse and neglect. You’ve witnessed extreme violence. You were taken away from your parents, or abandoned by them, and you’ve survived in a succession of foster homes and facilities. No one has been able to help you cope with your feelings and you don’t know who you can trust. Well-meaning people are not equipped to deal with your mistrust, withdrawal, and lashing out. Labeled as a behavior problem, you are moved to yet another foster home, and the cycle continues.
CHRIS 180 was founded to help children like these, and we have grown over 37 years to help children, youth, adults and families who have been through trauma of all kinds: trauma like aging out of foster care into homelessness, being separated from family by incarceration or hospitalization, and much more. Today, our programs fill the gaps in existing systems to heal children, strengthen families, and build community.
Here is what your donations can do:
Every gift makes a difference. Your gift to CHRIS 180 provides housing, counseling, training and vital support to children, youth and families who need it. We can’t do it without you.