What more can we do in the most prosperous country in the world, where children, too many children remain unwanted, under-appreciated and unloved, what kind of citizens will these children grow up to become?
More than 250,000 children in the U.S. enter the foster care system every year, while more than half of these children will return to their parents, the remainder will stay in the system, according to AdoptUSKids
Each year more than 20,000 children age out of the foster care system in the U.S. without being adopted — Today there are 102,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted ranging in age from less than a year old to 21
The race and ethnicity of children waiting to be adopted varies from state-to-state and city-to-city however the most recent and adoption and foster care statistics from the U.S, Dept of Health and Human Services, shows the majority of children waiting to be adopted are: Caucasian 40%; African-American 28%; Hispanic/Latino 22%
This is why, Saint Teresa Benedicta and Saint John Bosco.org is so needed in our day, children right here in our society are going wanting for places to call home but all too many may never realize the greatest gift of a family, we’d like to help with:
- New Catholic “Homes For Kids” across the country.
We’re interested in taking Pope Francis’ recent mission call to care for those in “difficult situations,” that are without a place to live.
Pope Francis during his recent visit to Washington at St. Patrick’s thoughtfully reminded Christians, “In the face of unjust and painful situations, faith brings us the light which scatters the darkness–faith makes us open to the quiet presence of God at every moment of our lives, in every person and in every situation. God is present in every one–in each one of us.
We know that Jesus wanted to show solidarity with every person, he wanted everyone to experience His companionship, His help, His love. He identified with all those who suffer, who weep, who suffer any kind of injustice. He tells us this clearly: ‘I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’ –Matthew 25:35
Faith makes us know that God is at our side, that God is in our midst and His presence spurs us to charity. Charity is born of the call of a God who continues to knock on our door, the door of all people, to invite us to love, to compassion, to service of one another.”
We at Saint Teresa Benedicta and Saint John Bosco.org want to construct (or renovate an existing suitable building) new “Homes For Kids” in communities across the country where they are most needed.
According to a recent study 2.5 million children in the United States–one in every 30 children, go to sleep without a home of their own each year, especially troublesome is California according to researchers with the National Center on Family Homelessness with the state accounting for one-fifth of the homeless children.
Realizing the serious nature of this problem, we were determined to do something about it which is how Saint Teresa Benedicta and Saint John Bosco came into existence in 2015
Throughout the country, we want to construct Saint Teresa Benedicta and Saint John Bosco Homes For Kids that upon completion, we’ll be offering to donate them to area Archdioceses to manage, staff and administer but we can’t begin to undertake such a mission project without the assistance, networking and help from the communities that wish to have these new homes for our most vulnerable young Americans.
Life is so short but how much so for America’s forgotten children, those in most need, growing up often times much too quickly, some never knowing the genuine love of others, some never realize that they are most precious in the sight of God.
Pope Francis in his September address to Congress reminded Americans what the “Golden Rule” says about ‘Doing for others…’ —Matthew 7:12 A great foundation of the Christian faith.
What can you do?
As much as we’d like to build new “Home For Kids” across the country without seeking the assistance of others, this is a huge mission project that requires financial cooperation from:
Corporate Philanthropy, Generous Benefactors, Community Benevolent Organizations, Christian Charitable Foundations and Individuals that can either underwrite the costs to fund a project in its entirety or contribute for it. — We likewise need for those who may be able to network with us by contributing their time, talents and other abilities that will be needed to construct Saint Teresa Benedicta and Saint John Bosco Homes for Kids in your communities.
We want to grow into the most respected builder of Catholic ‘Homes For Kids’ in the United States and hope and pray that you’ll consider partnering with us. — We’re looking forward in hearing from you.