40% of Homeless in U.S. are under the age of 18
More than 2 Million Kids will face a Period of Homelessness
Annually 53,000 Youth Call the Streets Home
46% of Homeless Youth escaped a Home Where they Suffered Physical Abuse
Nashville based Threads of Care evolved from a young teen’s experience while visiting a large urban city. As a typical student, he witnessed a homeless man sleeping in an alcove during the Christmas season. This experience left a deep mark and he was inspired to help others. His vision evolved from a Winter Coat Drive in middle school and then again in high school, to a community outreach program for teens helping teens in need. Threads of Care is designed to inspire other teens in their local communities to get involved and make a difference by:
- Creating Awareness of Teen Homelessness
- Inspiring Teens to give back to their Communities
- Providing easy steps for Launching a High School Outreach Program
To date we have served many teens with a warm coat and living supplies. Our dream is to spread this program to many other Tennessee communities by empowering teens to take ownership of the world around them. It only takes one helping soul to make the difference.
We're all Connected
Our society is like a tapestry and each of us a thread. Where there are broken threads, the tapestry becomes weak. Join us to make our communities strong and beautiful.
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We want to hear from YOU! You have the power to really make a difference in your community.
Time is Running Out
Every minute means a homeless teen suffers and does not have what they need. Join Threads of Care to give inspiration, support and hope.