Giving Hope | Charities 2020
The Urban Infant connects, supports, and donates to a small, strategically-selected assortment of charities. There is one common thread of these relationships: they are serving children less fortunate. In most cases, the charity is even changing the trajectory of a child’s life. Each of our charities are “cherry-picked,” comprised of workers that feel more like family, and fill our office and corporate culture with hope.
Below is our list of current selected 2020:
The House of the Good Shepherd
Designed to empower mothers, the House of the Good Shepherd focuses on women and children survivors of domestic violence. Their unique shelter recovery programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of each family, with opportunities to stabilize, access legal assistance, trauma-informed counseling, addiction services, education, child welfare, immigration, housing, employment, health and medical services. Resident moms have access to a fully licensed onsite daycare while they are getting back on their feet. 75-80% of the women successfully complete the program with secure employment, permanent housing, and a saving account.
Every child deserves to feel joy. Fostering Hope serves kids, pre-teens, teens and young adults whose lives are directly impacted by foster care. Their programs focus on small experiences that most of us are not aware of when being raised in a traditional household. Such experiences can include birthday parties, health and wellness, and simple community events helping provide a sense of neighborhood. Their goals include helping children overcome self-esteem issues or possible isolation that can arrive from being in the foster program.
The goal of this innovative Cleveland-based program is to harness the power of music to better equip youth and uplift communities. Their music-inspired programming is provided free of charge to underserved neighborhoods. Last year, they worked with over 480 kids in 4 school districts in their neighborhood studios in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Their performances take place from street fairs to concert halls and have been in cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, and Atlanta.