THE FAINE HOUSE

OUR DOOR IS OPEN

In Central Florida, 400 teenagers in foster care will turn 18, and assistance from the state of Florida will end. They will have nowhere to go and no one to help them. Without help and guidance, many may face a lifetime of dependency–welfare, jail, homelessness.

There is another path. A path to success that begins at the doors of The Faine House.

THE FAINE HOUSE

JEFF FAINE

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, 10-year NFL Veteran

I was adopted by loving, supportive parents. When I learned more about the children who weren't as fortunate–those who age out of the foster care system–I knew this was the ideal opportunity to help make a difference in their lives and the overall community. In 2009, Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) and I came together for a common purpose–to give these at-risk young adults a chance at leading a productive life. The Faine House will make a meaningful and lasting change by teaching independent living skills while providing a safe, stable place to live.

Steps To Success

At The Faine House, we believe there are 5 essential steps for changing the path of at-risk teens. When they receive the positive cultural, cognitive, emotional and social support necessary for mastering life skills, they become empowered to enter our community as confident, productive adults. Residents will craft a Life Plan focusing on these 5 steps and The Faine House will support each young adult in reaching these milestones.

  • + EDUCATION
  • + HOUSING   TRANSPORTATION
  • + EMPLOYMENT
  • + HEALTH   WELLNESS
  • + PERSONAL FINANCE
  • AND, OF COURSE, LOVE
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Darius's Story

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.

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