Jane Around The World founded in 2019 has been on a mission to meet people where they are and help them discover where they can be. Pioneering this effort is our very own, Jane Khan, at just 12 years old she had a dream to help the homeless and at-risk population. Since the start of the organization, we have delivered over 3,500 care bags to our friends on the streets and in shelters. Over the years, we have seen the parallel between homelessness and foster care, this has been very eye opening and gives us a new charge to make sustainable difference in the homeless population by way of prevention. This can be accomplished by bridging the gap for our teens aging out of foster care that do not elect to stay in extended care. Statistically, nationwide 30% of our kids aging out of foster care are homeless by the age of 21. When we narrow that focus to Texas, 20% are instantly homeless at the age of 18 when they willingly or forcefully leave their placement or facility. Together we can greatly impact these numbers by providing transitional housing in a tiered program that will not only allow for a safe place to thrive but will provide opportunity to develop through employment, financial literacy, therapy and so on. We officially closed on the transitional house property on 9/30/2022 and completed construction renovations for BETH-HARAN House in December 2023. Our house manager aka house "mom" moved into the facility in December 2023 as well! Effective January 10, 2023 we are officially open to receive residents - all Glory to God!
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GOAL #1: $5,000 TO PROVIDE 1,000 BAGS TO THE HOMELESS IN HOUSTON (ACCOMPLISHED)
GOAL #2: $10,000 TO DOUBLE INVENTORY AND PROVIDE 1,000 MORE BAGS TO
REACH THE SURROUNDING HOUSTON AREA (ACCOMPLISHED)
GOAL #3: $25,000 TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO LOCAL SHELTERS
(PURCHASE GAS CARDS, METRO CARDS, BASIC EMPLOYMENT NEEDS, CHILDCARE NEEDS)
IN ADDITION TO A 3 MONTH SPONSORSHIP FOR 5 DIFFERENT FAMILIES WITHIN LOCAL SHELTERS (ACCOMPLISHED)
GOAL #4: $50,000 TO CONTINUE PROVIDING BAGS FOR IMMEDIATE NEEDS AND PARTICIPATE IN
RESOURCE FAIRS/CONVENTIONS WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL AGENCIES TO CREATE CONNECTIVITY
AND ULTIMATELY BEGIN TO CHANGE THE POVERTY EPIDEMIC BY RAISING AWARENESS (ACTIVELY DOING)
GOAL #5: Focus on prevention!
CREATE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR KIDS AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE, AGES 18-24 (ACCOMPLISHED)