The Next Phase: Building A Home
With the purchase of 73 acres we are now positioned to move forward with plans to build a one-of-a-kind minor Restoration Home.
Given that there are fewer than 700 beds nationwide, and fewer than 25 beds proposed for Alabama in the next 2 years, we are stepping up to serve 9 child survivors in our Home, with the ability to expand that number with the construction of additional Therapeutic Foster Care Cottages.
Once this home is built, every child that steps through our door will receive the same care, regardless of background:
As a child begins to be restored, they will be moved into ongoing Therapeutic Foster Care, with access to Transitional Living Services, while always being able to take advantage of Blanket Fort Hope’s resources.
Construction is set to begin 2023 and is projected to cost around $1.2 million to fund the facility and first year staffing. Restoration costs for each child is estimated to be around $4,000 per month. Blanket Fort Hope is prayerfully entering into a season of fundraising, trusting that God and our community will compassionately respond to this urgent need.
“Children are the most common victims of human trafficking. Crisis centers are needed to provide hands-on, face to face help to those who are the most vulnerable in our state. This underserved group of victims desperately needs this help in Alabama.”— Cam Ward (R), Alabama State Senator.
A Mission Moving Forward
Now is the time for our Champions to be extra diligent. While we are incredibly grateful for God and his providence for bringing us here, we realize that there is so much more we have to do.
- Construct The Home
- Secure Licensing To Receive Traumatized Children
- Write The State Request For Proposal (RFP)
- Raise $1.5 million For 1st Year Staffing And Construction. [link to spontaneous giving]
- Raise and secure restoration funding for each child ($4,000 per child, per month!)
- Grow Our Champions Circle Monthly Givers Program
- Build Advocacy Resources
- Equip Communities To Compassionately Respond to Survivors
We have spent the last 5 years building key relationships in the non-profit, private, and public sectors. With support of partners like The Church at Brook Hills, Grace Klein Communities, Shelby County DHR, Big Oak Ranch, Southeastern Construction, Mills Pharmacy, and Shelby Pediatric Dentistry, and so many more, we have guaranteed that our mission is sustained through sound wisdom, keen insight, and heartfelt compassion for children.
But we also need supporters like you. Individuals who God is calling to help move us forward.
We will see this home built and every child restored!