There is truly something special about running a group home, whether for children, adults, or both. There’s no arguing that it’s one of the most important types of philanthropic work that one can ever undertake.
For many, it’s a blessing, especially for the underprivileged. In the US wherein about 15 million children come from below-poverty-threshold families, extending this kind of support and aid is truly a godsend for them.
At the same time, though, you can’t completely rely on your finances to establish and keep the home open. As such, Venture Bank suggests exploring grants for group homes as one of your options to sustain the home and have the financial ability to help the underprivileged.
A look at the status of poverty in the US
In the US, one in every seven children is born into an impoverished family. As for adults, there’s one in every eight living in or below the poverty line. This means that apart from the over 15 million impoverished children, there are millions of others who suffer from the same situation.
An opportunity to serve in-need individuals
Your group home can help decrease the number of kids and adults who have almost nothing — not enough money to have a roof over their heads, much less even to feed themselves.
Providing them with shelter and meals through establishing a group home gives you the opportunity to give service to those in need.
The underprivileged can definitely benefit from the opening of more group homes, so never think that what you are about to do will have a minimal impact on their lives. Regardless of how seemingly small the home would be, it can already bring a lot of good to those in need of a loving, caring environment.