I Care: Supporting the Taylor House

December 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

I Care: Taylor House

“Dig in girls!” Lisa Peat hollers as she fills drinks. She’s made lasagna for the three residents of her non-profit called The Taylor House, a transitional home for newly emancipated foster youth and homeless young women. Every week she checks in personally to share bubbling conversation and a home-cooked meal. Tonight they talked about a new resident soon to arrive and debated the merits of the Twilight series. (Few, they decided.)

“I can relate to them because I was a teen girl once,” Peat says. With tears budding, she adds, “I relied on my parents so much and it hurts me that they don’t have parents to rely on. I just want to fill in the blanks.”

Peat said just showing up consistently is important to the young women, who are used to being let down by adults. “They’re the blood of our future and they’re more than their past.”


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