Give Them a Second Chance for Greatness…
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”—Jeremiah 29:11
“As the founder of Curt Landry Ministries, our Safe House program in Israel personally moves me. At 6 months old, I was adopted by a loving family from an orphanage on skid row in Los Angeles. As someone who was given a second chance, an opportunity for a different destiny, these children hold a very special place in my heart.
“Many of these young people have never experienced life with a family they could trust. However, through their involvement in our Safe House program, you can give them a new outlook on life—one filled with purpose and confidence.”—Curt Landry
YOU CAN GIVE THEM a FUTURE and HOPE.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to maintain and expand our Safe House program for young people in Israel.
At Curt Landry Ministries, we believe that God has given every child a valuable and unique destiny—a destiny for greatness.
TODAY, over 12,000 Israeli children are living in family foster care or residential group center situations throughout Israel. Most of these children come from broken homes with backgrounds of sexual abuse, violence, and neglect. When these foster children turn 18 years old, the Israeli government ends their support, leaving most of these young people to fend for themselves—out in the world without the guidance and support of loving and caring individuals.
Can you imagine having no place to call home for the holidays? How would your own life have been different, with no familial support as you entered adulthood… no wisdom shared from your parents or grandparents?
This is a reality for many of these children as they turn 18. Not only are they faced with financial stress, but the lack of consistent support and encouragement in their young adult life often creates extreme emotional trauma. These pressures combined cause talented and intelligent young people to lose hope.
In response to this concern, Curt Landry Ministries has partnered with the Bridge to Independence program in Israel to provide and sponsor Safe House apartments for these young men and women (ages 18-24) who have big dreams and little support—young Israelis who are working toward their goals in college, the IDF, and the workforce.
What we do through these Safe Houses is provide groups of 5-8 young adults not only with a place to live but also with house parents and counselors who ensure that they stay on track with their goals and dreams—assisting and loving them throughout their transition from residential care to adulthood.
When YOU help support a Safe House, you are providing a safety net for these young people to successfully adapt and excel within society.
The Bridge to Independence program’s purpose is to assist these young people during that incredibly influential time. It not only acts as a bridge for them when they have outgrown their foster family or residential group center environments but also provides the next essential step in guiding them into an independent lifestyle where they can become responsible assets within their communities and the overall Israeli society.
The need for Safe Houses like these is growing every year…
Bridge to Independence is a very successful program with several Safe Houses operating throughout Israel, but they still need our help. Doing all that they can with available resources, they are still unable to meet the needs of every young person graduating from foster or residential care.
With YOUR help, TOGETHER, we can help meet their needs…
Curt Landry Ministries is oftentimes asked to sponsor additional Safe House apartments—providing safe places, safe homes, and a sense of family and belonging for more and more young adults.
We have already made the commitment and are currently sponsoring a Safe House for young women in Jerusalem. This Safe House has proven to be a success for many young women who have made their dreams a reality and are now on their way to successful careers within their communities.
What a tremendous blessing it has been for many who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
Now is the time to EXPAND… and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
It is because of the successful track record of our young women’s Safe House in Jerusalem, that we have now been asked to expand our sponsorship with an additional commitment to sponsor another Safe House—this time a Safe House for young men… and we have said, “YES!”
We are still in the planning stages of this additional Safe House for young men, but we do need YOUR help and commitment.
The cost of maintaining a Safe House on a monthly basis—providing for rent, utilities, food, house parents, and counselors—is a big commitment in Israel where the cost of living far exceeds that of the United States or Canada.
Without this program, the children graduating from residential care at that pivotal point in their lives would easily reproduce the same poor choices their own biological parents made.
Won’t you help?
The young people who participate in this program were denied a stable environment with their biological families as children. Because of that, now they invest heavily into making their environment clean and comfortable, and they work hard to make their dreams come true. They come into this program alone but graduate with “parents” and with “sisters and brothers”… but moreover, with a hope for a bright and promising future.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE KIDS AND ANY OTHER IS A MATTER OF CHANCE…
What an honor and a privilege to know that we are making a difference in the lives of many young people in Israel who may have had a rough start in life, but who are now on their way to leading successful and fruitful lives.
No one asks to be abused, neglected, and abandoned…
Help us start up and maintain more of these much-needed Safe Houses in Jerusalem—making the dreams of a loving and stable home a reality for these young adults who have nowhere else to go.
Help give them a second chance in life—for greatness!
These Young People Need Your Help… They need to be given a second chance. They have in them a destiny and a future for greatness, and through Curt Landry Ministries we are giving you the opportunity to sow into their lives. You need to be a part of this incredible program that makes such a tremendous difference in the lives of so many.