Lend a Helping Hand Outreach help children transition into young adults. We provide housing as well as mentorship to help build character. We make sure that every child that come into our program sets a goal for him/her self. We help that young adult reach their goal.
Together we make a family
Someone we can laught, joke and cry with
How we got start
Celestine Chandler has been a foster parent since 2001, also mentored children 10 years prior to that. She has ten boys and three girls of her own. She says “I have been very fortunate to have a great group of children I have watched them grow to become very upstanding men and women.’ To Ms. Chandler her children are her world, she wants to shape and grow the mind of those that someone has put aside, encouraging them and build their confidence up.
Ms. Chandler discovered it’s a gap in most foster children lives that need to be filled. Which lead her to creating Lead a Helping Hand Outreach which is centered around foster children and helping them to adapt to the real world and discover who they are and what they would like to become. Ms. Chandler said “My Goal is to build up the community future leaders, future business owners, doctors, lawyers, engineers and etc.”
How we make a difference
Throughout a child’s Journey as a foster child. Children begin to feel misplaced and unstable. Making it hard to trust anyone because one minute they are there and the next minute they are gone. Leaving children with abandonment issues that they carry with them throughout life. Here at Lead a Helping Hand Outreach our job is to bring a stable living environment, one that they can actually belong to. We want to show them how it feels to have a family who loves them and care for their wellbeing.