A Cottage Community of tiny homes promises enormous impact for young ladies aging out of foster care. Davidson Farms, a home for girls operated by Kids to Love, celebrated a groundbreaking for the cottages on Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00a.m.
The Cottage Community is the first of its kind to provide housing for foster youth aging out of care. The main house at Davidson Farms is licensed for girls ages 10-19 and serves girls across the states of Alabama and Tennessee. The Cottage Community is critical because statistics show many foster youth are homeless, in prison or dead within two years of aging out of the system.
“It’s a natural next step,” says Lee Marshall, Founder and CEO of Kids to Love. “When our girls move into Davidson Farms, we promise them hope and a home. Our Cottage Community will assure them both of those things will be part of their future.”
The Cottage Community, located in Madison County, will consist of 5 homes. They will be a bridge to independence as the young ladies continue their education or begin a career while remaining under the guidance of the Kids to Love team of mentors.
The Cottage Community is made possible through many partnerships.
Kids to Love is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that meets the needs of foster children. Kids to Love does not accept state or federal funding. Since 2004, it has served more than 275,000 kids living in foster care.