Build Futures - Helping the Homeless in Huntington
The Story of the Woman Behind it All
Founded in 2009 by Kathy Tillotson, Build Futures began as a mission to help young homeless adults, ages 18-24 with an intent to get them off the streets. Kathy noticed a discrepancy between the number of homeless youth and the available housing options, and she quickly realized she wanted to make a difference. She knew it couldn't be done alone, but her strong background in business served as a great foundation as she moved forward in her endeavors.
Her compassion for the homeless coupled with her newfound ambition was put into action as she set out to change the odds for homeless youth. She built a step-by-step program of intervention that is unique to each individual, which includes the support and care of a one-on-one mentor.
What's even more special is that Build Futures is made up of only volunteers. Each person works incredibly hard to make a real change in the lives of many young people who are struggling, all with the same goal to end youth homelessness.
These kids are amazing and have so much wonderful potential. They only need that first hand up and a little help. We still lack staff and financial support from the county, state, federal and city. This needs to change. We need funding for staff to work with increased number of kids and costs for housing, bus passes and basic needs.
When we heard about Build Futures and the incredible difference they're making in the local area of Orange County, we knew we wanted to be part of it and help. We began volunteering at Build Futures recently and have had an amazing experience. If you too want to get involved, we encourage you to reach out to Kathy.
Are you interested in getting involved? Contact Kathy@BuildFutures.org today to see how you can help.
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