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The Brooks J. Young Home

The Brooks J. Young Home is a transitional housing program for homeless single women and women with children in Michigan. Eligible families may live in the home for up to two years. During this time, these women and children receive the education, training and spiritual support they need to prepare them to lead a self-sufficient and independent living.

I’ve lived in a number of houses. I have the best childhood but I’ve never had a home. I have experienced homeless from living in a shelter,  couch surfing and a few days on the streets. It is a humbling experience. I did not lose my focus or the vision God had given me. I had peace through it all. It may not have been the the best situation but it was a journey I had to travel. I had little to no support but I had peace in my mind, joy in my heart and a smile on my face. I want to give the women and children entering the home a place of peace. I want them to rest, release,  restore and rebuild their lives. Homelessness is not pretty and most time painful. I know had I not gone through it – I would not have become the woman I am today.

Touching Heart has been my saving grace. I knew my trials and tribulations was not about me. It would give God the glory. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I want to allow God to use me so that others can see that they can heal as I have. –Brooks J. Young

The purpose of the transitional home is to prepare women for permanent housing. Staff members also assist with advocacy, referral to community resources, support services, and aftercare services. Assessment and counseling are provided to both women and children to help address the long-term effects of trauma associated with homelessness and domestic violence. Clients are assisted in formulating a workable plan to achieve their goals at their own pace. They are encouraged to participate in a savings program and are urged to consider home ownership as a goal.

Those who complete the program successfully are eligible to receive a 100 percent match up to $1000 from the Brooks J. Young Scholarship Program.

The home is scheduled to open Winter 2019

For more information, contact:
Phone: (586) 738-0891
Email: bjyhome@touchingheart.org

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