It's not easy to grow up when your future is uncertain.
Haitian law requires children who live in orphanages to move out when they turn 18, however, for most of those children, there is no place safe to move to. If they do end up having family or relatives to live with, they are often not in a situation to financially support a new (adult) addition to their family. These young adults often end up dropping out of school to look for work, but tend to find that the job market isn't able to support them either.
Anel Genestois knows this all too well. He lived at the Maranatha House for most of his young life. When he turned 18 and needed to move out, Anel felt that he could make it on his own. Ncompass’s Transitions Program was in its infancy at the time and unequipped to convince him that we could offer him a different solution.
Fast forward three years, Anel has realized that trying to “make it” on his own is HARD! He lived with a relative, but they could not support him and themselves. He ended up dropping out of school, and never found a stable job. He was lost in the full sense of the word.
Thankfully in those three years, our Transitions Program has also grown with structure, support and resources because hundreds of people, just like you, stepped into our story and said "I AM NCOMPASS - I believe in this program too." So when Anel made the decision to come back for help, we were able to help!
We believe in the potential of every young person and want to increase our ability to develop and empower more future leaders – giving them hope. In order to help write stories like Anel's we need you to see yourself in these kind of life-transformation stories.
Will you join our story today by making a special year-end gift in honor of Anel’s transformation, and help make more stories like this possible?
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