Why Give?

 

Which youth in our community shouldn’t have the opportunity to be safe?

Which youth in our community shouldn’t have the opportunity to be together with those who will love and encourage him or her?

Which youth in our community shouldn’t have the opportunity to be healthy.. emotionally and spiritually?

Which youth in our community shouldn’t have the opportunity to be free?

Every youth deserves every opportunity to be SAFE, TOGETHER, HEALTHY and FREE!

These 4 values serve as the guideposts of our mission which is to affect the lives of at-risk youth and their families with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, releasing them to be all that God intends them to be—safe, together, healthy, free. 

 

When you give to Release you are making these 4 values a reality in the lives of over 1300 at-risk youth and their families every year.

Our Values

SAFE

Our first priority is to ensure the safety of the children and youth we serve. This can mean physical safety, but we also strive to protect the emotional and relational vulnerability. A safe environment must exist for life-change to begin.

TOGETHER

We believe in the power of relationships. Each of our programs is built on the idea that connecting with love and empathy is the only way to build bridges to the people we serve.

HEALTHY

We want each person and family we work with to thrive in every area of life. We work with children, youth and families to move toward health —mentally, physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually.

FREE

We work toward freedom for each person we serve. Whether that’s freedom from juvenile detention or from traumatic experiences, we desire people to be free to experience all of the richness of an overflowing life.

9 million kids in America say they are growing up without safe grown-ups to turn to.

These kids are growing up with less support in their academic endeavors, less likely to graduate H.S., less likely to connect with community, missing out on opportunity.

But with a caring Christian mentor, who will invest their time, their energy & affection, their prayers, and show them the love of Jesus.

These kids will go on to learn more, earn more, be healthier longer, and avoid negative influences.