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We all know about foster kids and foster babies. They’re adorable, cuddly, and you can get them all excited for something as simple as a superhero backpack like the ones the older kids have. That’s just how children are — they’re precious. But ask any parent of a teenager, and you’ll see that the preciousness get muddled for a while. They aren’t any less wonderful or perfect in God’s sight, but there are a lot of hormones in the mix making things a little tougher for the adult in charge.
Now, imagine having the struggles of a teenager mixed with the trauma of being sex trafficked, homeless or neglected. One Huntsville nonprofit is working with kids ages 16 to 22 to make sure they have a place to go when there’s nowhere else to turn. Safe Harbor Youth, formerly Koru House, has served more than 70 teens and young adults since it started four years ago.
Lynn Caffery, Safe Harbor executive director, has her own amazing story of rescue and redemption. You can read that here.
Safe Harbor offers a transitional living program for these teens and young adults. If they aren’t ready to go into foster care or if they’ve aged out, Safe Harbor offers a place for them to land, finish up their education, and transition to life as a fully functioning adult — well as fully functioning as any 22-year-old is.
In order to celebrate their rebranding and all the efforts they’ve put forward in the past few years, they’re hosting an open house on September 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Huntsville Country Club on Oakwood Avenue.
Read more in the flyer posted below.
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