"The intent of Eagle Pathway is to develop a Christian-based, safe, educational home environment for youth, young women & their children who are exiting foster care programs."
Every teenager approaches their 18th birthday with mixed emotions. Excitement about achieving adult status contrasted with fear of the looming responsibilities of adulthood. For a foster child, the emotions can be overwhelming, when there foster home is no longer available to them. Where do I go? Whom can I trust? Who will protect me on the streets or offer me a safe place to live?
I am Angelese Calderon. I grew up in a broken home filled with suicide attempts, drug use, and abuse. Having lived on my own when I was only 15 years old, I know many of the struggles these adults face. For the past 22 years, I have worked with special needs children and adults to improve their quality of life. I fostered both children and adults until 2013, when the court finalized the adoption of my fifth child.
With a desire to do more and a love for tiny homes, I founded Eagle Pathway, a 501c3 Arizona Nonprofit Corporation. The intent of Eagle Pathway is to develop a Christian-based, safe, educational home environment for youth, young women & their children who are exiting foster care programs. We need your help to fund the purchase of property to build a tiny-home communities and provide transitional housing and resources for them.
Youth departing their foster homes often lack options for safe and reliable housing. Not only might they feel abandoned, but they may also need help to develop a plan for their future. Life can certainly seem overwhelming, especially for those who are teen mothers. Eagle Pathway intends to bridge the gap between the foster home and society at large.
Eagle Pathway’s goal is to emphasize the refinement of social skills and development of strategies for obtaining education and job opportunities, thereby empowering individuals to be self-sufficient, successful, contributing members of society.
Would you please help our “birthday youth”?