This year’s Fund-A-Hope will raise funds
to support upgrades for Pryor House!
Each of our residential houses are true homes where children gather for a nightly sit-down dinners, have posters on bedroom walls, and congregate around the TV for movie nights. Staff work 24/7 to create a supportive and therapeutic environment that helps youth improve school attendance, develop positive relationships, and learn life skills. The ultimate goal is to for youth to reunite with their biological families or be placed with a resource family. While in our care, Youth Homes provides much more than a physical shelter, we provide a home.
This year's Fund-A-Hope paddle raise will focus on raising funds for Pryor House.
Pryor is a six-bedroomed home in Concord. Four rooms (two singles and two doubles) are used by residents as bedrooms with the other two serving as clinical/administrative offices.
Pryor has served as a refuge and safe place for countless foster youth and after many years of use, the home shows significant wear-and-tear. The home lacks adequate lighting, is without central air and heat, and the walls need patching up and a fresh coat of paint. The backyard is a dusty dirt patch that has so much potential to be developed into a space where residents can relax, play basketball, garden, or just enjoy the simplicity of a quiet and aesthetically pleasing outdoor refuge. Pryor’s furniture is outdated and not as durable as it needs to be, the carpets are very worn and stained in places, and the bedrooms need additional storage furniture.
When youth are placed in our homes, they often arrive traumatized by the events leading up to their removal. In order to ensure foster kids feel valued and secure in their new home, we work hard to create a welcoming, warm, and safe environment, and while love and compassion is a permanent fixture at Pryor, we need your help with a different kind of fixtures!
Wishlist items for updating and improving Pryor include:
The transformation that youth undergo at Pryor can be life-changing, with your help, we can create a physical space that supports this transformation. Be ready to raise your paddle during our Fund-A-Hope! It's time for Pryor to receive a little TLC!