Darius knows challenge. An illness left him wheelchairbound at age 3. It became difficult for his mother— herself just a teenager—to meet all his medical needs. Eventually Darius developed medical complications and when he was 17 he entered foster care. Darius wanted to be an independent adult but knew he needed help to be ready for the future. Although being in a wheelchair hadn't ever slowed him down, Darius needed a safe, accessible place to call home while he prepared to be a self-sufficient adult.
Then, he found The Faine House. On the first tour, Darius learned that The Faine House could not only provide him all of the tutoring, counseling and career training he needed, but that the whole house is wheelchair accessible, including his personal bathroom.
Now Darius sees a bright future for himself. He's learning how to manage money, plan ahead and make healthy decisions. Darius plans to attend the University of Florida to study business and law.