Last-Modified: 2021-05-20 07:38:43
Borromeo Housing Inc. (BHI) helps at-risk youth build a self-reliant future one family at a time. ' BHI operates a two-year Second-Chance Home program in Northern Virginia for homeless teen mothers (ages 17 to 21) and their babies. They provide comprehensive programming that addresses the multiple problems facing these fragile young families: poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, neglect, poor parenting and life skills, limited education, and job skills. BHI provides a safe, supportive living arrangement in which residents are required to complete their high school education and acquire the skills that will promote their long-term economic independence and the well-being of their children. The goal of the program is for residents to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. BHI's Second Chance Home program operates three sites located in Arlington, Virginia. Elizabeth House is a group home for young mothers still in high school and their children. High school graduates and their children reside in one of their two scattered-sites locations and are required to pursue post-secondary education, vocational training, and/or employment. Graduates of the program are assisted in finding permanent housing and receive one year of case management.
Mission Statement: The mission of Borromeo Housing, Inc. (BHI) is to empower young single mothers to create a self-sustaining future through education, counseling and support, while they reside in our safe home. BHI closely monitors the infants of our young mothers to ensure the children are parented responsibly, receive appropriate medical care, and meet individual developmental benchmarks. In this way, BHI is determined to present two generations of at-risk youth with alternatives to the perils of neglect, poor education, and inter-generational poverty.
Type: non profit